New York Yankees Trade Catcher Brian McCann

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Brian McCann

Holding a bachelor’s degree in human resources and a master’s degree in project management, Tanya Taupier has served as executive director of human resources for Aetna in Hartford, Connecticut, since 2010. Away from her professional responsibilities, Tanya Taupier enjoys supporting the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.

In November, the Yankees completed their highest-profile trade yet of the 2016 offseason, dealing catcher Brian McCann, who waived his no-trade clause, to the Houston Astros for two right-handed minor-league pitchers, Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman. The Yankees no longer needed McCann’s services as their other catcher, Gary Sanchez, proved himself as the runner-up in the American League Rookie of the Year voting.

McCann signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Yankees in 2013, but though the team had high hopes for him, his performance in New York had been rather mediocre. While the Yankees were able to unload most of his salary, they will still have to pay $11 million of the remaining $34 million contract.


How to Keep Running in Winter Months

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Winter Running

Aetna’s executive director of human resources Tanya Taupier balances her demanding career, family life, and varied hobbies. When she finds time away from work, Tanya Taupier improves her body and mind through meditation, cross-training, and running.

For many people, running is rewarding all year long, but running can require a little extra motivation during cold winter months. As the weather begins to cool down once again, consider the following running tips to keep you going strong.

Try to run during the lightest and warmest parts of the day. Your body needs sunshine, and midday sun will help stave off the cold. Dressing appropriately can keep you warm as well. You will probably want to wear long sleeves and gloves, but do not overdress. Dress as if it is 20 degrees warmer outside than it really is.

Even if temperatures are pleasant, make sure you take extra time to warm up and cool down during the winter. Your muscles will be colder, and your circulation will need a little help to start moving faster. Toss your running clothes into a warm dryer for a few minutes before a run to warm you up quickly.

Most importantly, be extra careful as you run. Watch out for ice, and remember that hard surfaces will be even harder in cold weather. Shorten your stride, keep your feet low, and focus on form for an injury-free winter.