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Yankees sign former Rangers right-hander Ponson

Updated: June 19, 2008, 4:47 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Adding depth to their injury-riddled pitching staff, the New York Yankees re-signed troubled right-hander Sidney Ponson to a minor league contract Wednesday.

With a history of off-the-field problems, Ponson was released Monday by the pitching-starved Texas Rangers for being a disruption to the team. He performed well on the mound, however, going 4-1 with a 3.88 ERA.

In other news, Hideki Matsui was out of the Yankees' starting lineup Wednesday night against San Diego ...

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