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MLB denies Yankees' protest over Boston pitchers

May 20, 2010

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NEW YORK—Major League Baseball has denied the protest the New York Yankees filed this week after a loss to the Boston Red Sox.

The Yankees claimed there was no evidence of an injury when Boston starter Josh Beckett was pulled in the fifth inning Tuesday night. Reliever Manny Delcarmen was given all the time he needed to get ready, rather than the standard eight warmup pitches.

New York wound up losing, and Boston put Beckett on the disabled list the next day.

The protest was turned down Thursday by MLB president Bob DuPuy. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says he didn't expect the team to win its argument. He says the protest centered on the way Beckett was removed and Delcarmen came in.

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