Yanks 1B Duncan outrighted to Triple-A

Updated: January 14, 2009, 6:35 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Shelley Duncan cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday by the New York Yankees, who then invited him to major league spring training.

The brother of St. Louis outfielder Chris Duncan and son of Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan, Shelley was moved off the 40-man roster last week to make room for first baseman Mark Teixeira, who finalized a $180 million, eight-year contract.

Duncan batted .175 with one homer and six RBIs in ...

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