Yankees Piling Up Age But Not Talent

Yankees Piling Up Age But Not Talent

Little by little, the Yankees’ old-age home is filling to capacity, so much so that the word now is they are already in the process of filling the clubhouse with rocking chairs.

Until Tuesday, the Yankees’ only off-season business, other than passively watching the free agent defections of Russell Martin, Eric Chavez and likely Nick Swisher, was the re-signing of 37-year-old Hiroki Kuroda, 40-year-old Andy Pettitte and 43-year-old Mariano Rivera. Now they have begun to address the gaping holes in their lineup, first by replacing one broken-down, formerly iconic third baseman — 37-year-old Alex Rodriguez — with another in 33-year-old Kevin Youkilis. Next up: Right field, where 39-year-old Ichiro Suzuki is expected to return on a one-year deal.

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