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Hot Stove Lunch: Are Yankees stealing page from 2013 Red Sox playbook?

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It's impossible to say with total certainty, but it certainly looks like the Yankees are out of the Manny Machado Sweepstakes.

Their signing of infielder D.J. LeMahieu would appear to give them more than enough infielders, with no place left for Machado, who's being courted by the White Sox and Phillies.

Instead of pouring most of their offseason budget into a big free agent, the Yankees are spreading the wealth, opting for a handful of free agents on shorter deals rather than one big expenditure on a marquee name.