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Yankees keep lefty setup man Marte from testing free-agent market

Updated: November 13, 2008, 1:47 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Left-hander Damaso Marte is remaining with the New York Yankees after agreeing to a $12 million, three-year contract that includes a club option for 2012.

New York last week declined a $6 million option on the 33-year-old reliever, choosing to pay a $250,000 buyout.

Marte was acquired with outfielder Xavier Nady from Pittsburgh on July 26 for pitchers Ross Ohlendorf, Jeff Karstens and Daniel McCutchen and outfielder Jose Tabata. Marte went 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA in 25 games ...

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