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Chad Jennings reports:

Before Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Yankees manager Joe Girardi gave a fairly revealing glimpse into the race for the big league utility job. He said it's between veteran Angel Berroa and young shortstop Ramiro Pena. Berroa has been the better hitter this spring and has much more experience, but Pena's bat has come to life lately and he seems to be a much better defender and probably a better runner.

Pena, who has not seen big league action, will be 24 in July. Berroa, the 31 year old veteran, hit .230 last year for the Dodgers and has hit .260 over his career, spanning 8 seasons and 711 games.