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By Brendan Kuty

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner hasn’t shut the door on adding more payroll this winter, according to a report from Newsday’s Dave Lennon.

Steinbrenner is at the owners meetings in Paradise Valley, Ariz.

“Look, it’s not over ’til it’s over, OK?” Steinbrenner told Newsday. “We’ve still got a full month until spring training and we’re always going to continue to improve.”

Steinbrenner also praised general manager Brian Cashman’s many offseason moves, which includedtrading for starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, re-signing third baseman Chase Headley and signing top-shelf reliever Andrew Miller.

While it’s likely Stienbrenner was just playing coy and trying not to spill too much of the club’s plans to the media, it’s not crazy to think the Yankees could take on another contract or two this winter.

Starting pitchers Max Scherzer and James Shields are still free agents. And though they both would be blockbuster additions to the Yankees’ rotation, several officials have said they don’t believe they will add another big contract this winter.

A few other pitchers, such as Chad Billingsly and Johan Santana, remain as possible reclamation projects who could give the Yankees some innings.

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