Yankees cut Betances and a pair of lefties

The Yankees have made their third round of cuts today as they optioned Dellin Betances, and reassigned lefties Mike O’Connor and Juan Cedeno to the minor league camp, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News.

Betances, one of the Yankees top prospects who was ranked No. 63 by Baseball America this year, will likely spend the entire season down in Triple-A. He could get a call-up by September, but anything before that is unlikely as he pitched just 21 innings at Triple-A last season and the Yankees would probably want him to get a full season of about 150 innings in before calling him up to the majors for good.

O’Connor and Cedeno both came into camp as longshots to win a job in the Yankees bullpen as the second lefty. However, neither were overly impressive in camp and Cesar Cabral and Clay Rapada have emerged as much better options.

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One Response to Yankees cut Betances and a pair of lefties

  1. gordybravo says:

    Betances is too good,and the Yankees too good an organization,to let this delivery problem persist.It looks to be a concentration problem. The Yankees have two bigs in CC and Pineda that should be able to help the kid. Get Randy Johnson to help,a shrink,any number of things. But please do something because this kid ,if helped, I think is worth the time and money.

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