NEW YORK (AP) -The New York Yankees finalized their two-year, $4 million deal with catcher Jose Molina on Monday and designated infielder Andy Phillips for assignment.
The 32-year-old Molina was traded from the Los Angeles Angels to the Yankees on July 21 for minor league pitcher Jeff Kennard. He hit a combined .257 with 19 RBIs and threw out 27 percent of would-be basestealers.
Phillips hit .292 with two home runs and 25 RBIs in 61 games for the Yankees. Promoted from Triple-A on June 19, he played extensively at first base in place of injured Doug Mientkiewicz.
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