Yankees invite 44 non-roster players to spring training

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The Yankees have officially announced their list of non-roster invites to spring training with few surprises this week. Among the list is the obvious veterans on minor league deals: Matt Diaz, Juan Rivera, Dan Johnson, Bobby Wilson, and Thomas Neal with a list of minor leaguers that will get a chance to see what big league camp is like.

Among the minor leaguers the biggest names will be Slade Heathcott, Tyler Austin and Gary Sanchez. Mason Williams was not invited, but that probably has to do with the fact that he’s recovering from shoulder surgery. Cito Culver will be there, but he’s really a prospect in name only at this point.

Of course every player on the 40-man roster will be there as well. Here is the entire list after the jump:

Catchers
Francisco Arcia
Kyle Higashioka
J.R. Murphy
Gary Sanchez

Infielders
Gregory Bird
Cito Culver
Walter Ibarra
Addison Maruszak
Luke Murton
Jayson Nix
Jose Pirela
Kyle Roller

Outfielders
Abraham Almonte
Tyler Austin
Adonis Garcia
Slade Heathcott
Ronnier Mustelier
Rob Segedin

Right-handed Pitchers
Corey Black
Preston Claiborne
Matt Daley
Shane Greene
Nick Goody
David Herndon (rehab)
Tom Kahnle
Jim Miller
Bryan Mitchell
Mark Montgomery
Zach Nuding
Mikey O’Brien
Kelvin Perez
Branden Pinder
Ryan Pope
Chase Whitley

Left-handed Pitchers
Juan Cedeno
Vidal Nuno
Josh Spence
Matt Tracy

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