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25-Man Roster
Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB  
57 Juan Acevedo R/R 6-2 230 05/05/70
45 Jason Anderson L/R 6-0 170 06/09/79
22 Roger Clemens R/R 6-4 235 08/04/62
52 Jose Contreras R/R 6-4 225 12/06/71
39 Chris Hammond L/L 6-1 195 01/21/66
41 Sterling Hitchcock L/L 6-0 205 04/29/71
35 Mike Mussina L/R 6-2 185 12/08/68
13 Antonio Osuna R/R 5-11 205 04/12/73
46 Andy Pettitte L/L 6-5 225 06/15/72
18 Jeff Weaver R/R 6-5 200 08/22/76
33 David Wells L/L 6-4 235 05/20/63
Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB  
17 John Flaherty R/R 6-1 195 10/21/67
20 Jorge Posada S/R 6-2 205 08/17/71
Infielders B/T Ht Wt DOB  
11 Erick Almonte R/R 6-2 180 02/01/78
25 Jason Giambi L/R 6-3 235 01/08/71
36 Nick Johnson L/L 6-3 225 09/19/78
12 Alfonso Soriano R/R 6-1 180 01/07/78
19 Robin Ventura L/R 6-1 198 07/14/67
14 Enrique Wilson S/R 5-11 195 07/27/73
27 Todd Zeile R/R 6-1 200 09/09/65
Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB  
28 Chris Latham S/R 6-0 195 05/26/73
55 Hideki Matsui L/R 6-1 210 06/12/74
43 Raul Mondesi R/R 5-11 230 03/12/71
29 Bubba Trammell R/R 6-2 220 11/06/71
51 Bernie Williams S/R 6-2 205 09/13/68
 

Yankees Lose Spencer
(Justin Boggs)
 
Shane Spencer opted playing time over the team he has been with in his entire 12 year career.  Shane signed a one year deal with the Cleveland Indians.  This deal will give Shane more playing time as an outfielder.  Shane joined the Yankees minor league system in 1991 after he was drafted in the 1990 amateur draft.

Spencer, 30 years of age, will help the Indians outfield for the rebuilding of the team. 

Spencer said he enjoyed his postseason experience with New York but was often frustrated at the lack of playing time.

"I think I am more excited right now then I have been in the last three or four years,'' Spencer said Tuesday at Jacobs Field.

Spencer said he views this year as a chance to prove himself as an everyday player, and said he wouldn't mind staying in Cleveland for more than one season.

"I don't just want to be puddle jumping,'' he said. "Hopefully, something good will happen here and we can build on it.''

Spencer first joined the Yankees big league team late in the 1998 season after playing most of the season in Columbus.  He hit 10 home runs in 27 games played and he won his first World Series ring.