RHP Lance Pendleton was selected by the Houston Astros, but he failed to make the team and was offered back to the Yankees, according to Alyson Footer. He will be assigned to their minor league camp where he will likely be headed to the bullpen to compete for a job. Chances are we will only see Pendleton in the Bronx this year if there are a run of relievers who get hurt.
The Yankees also got RHP George Kontos back from the San Diego Padres last week. The Yankees initially selected RHP Daniel Turpen and LHP Robert Fish in the Rule 5 draft, but gave Turpen back to the Red Sox and Fish was selected off of waivers by the Royals.