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.