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NEW YORK (CBS SPORTS) – Finally, we have heard the inevitable rumors that the New York Yankees are interested in Josh Hamilton.

A tweet on Friday from USA Today sports reporter Bob Nightengale read, “The Yankees, but not GM Brian Cashman, quietly running background check on Josh Hamilton, rival GM says.”

Signing the former Texas Rangers slugger would go against New York’s recent trend of saving money to get under the coming luxury tax in 2014. But it does fit with their free-spending ways from pretty much the rest of recorded history.

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