If the Yankees are looking to fill in a gaping hole in their starting rotation after Chien-Ming Wang’s season ending foot injury yesterday, they need look no further than the Aruban Asshole Assassin, who was rendered surplus to requirements in Arlington earlier today.

– CSTB, June 16, 2008

The New York Yankees, adding a possible alternative for their starting rotation, have signed free-agent right-hander Sidney Ponson to a minor-league contract, according to major-league sources.

Ponson, 31, recently was released by the Texas Rangers, who cited his off-field conduct in announcing their initial decision to designate him for assignment. – Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports, June 18, 2008