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Yankees DFA Alfonso Soriano

Updated: July 6, 2014, 4:27 PM ET
By Andrew Krammer | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- The New York Yankees have cut ties with Alfonso Soriano and now have 10 days to trade, release or waive him.

New York made room for right-handed pitcher Bruce Billings by designating Soriano for assignment on Sunday, manager Joe Girardi announced.

"We designated Soriano, which is extremely difficult because he's been a great Yankee and been a great player," Girardi said. "We felt we needed some more pitching today, so we called up Billings. Bullpen has been ...

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