Royce Ring, who had been outrighted to Triple-A by the Yankees, has opted for free agency.
Ring had a very strong season with the triple-A Scranton Yankees, putting up a 1.93 ERA over 42 innings. But it wasn’t enough for him to gain the trust of the Yankees who didn’t call him up until September despite having only one lefty for most of the year.
He did have a shot at making the playoff roster at the end of the season, but failed as he allowed four runs in five appearances over 2.1 innings. Walks were a problem, as they have been during his entire career. When it comes to relievers offering free passes losing them is not really a big deal.
This is the type of lefty reliever that is easily replaceable. Not a big deal that he elected for free agency.