Report: Yankees non-tender David Huff, Slade Heathcott and Jose Campos


The Yankees announced late last night that they have non-tendered David Huff, Slade Heathcott and Jose Campos.

The move of the Yankees non-tendering Huff and tendering Esmil Rogers was quite a shocker, but it was also surprising the Yankees let Heathcott and Campos become free agents as well.

Two years ago, both Heathcott and Campos were among the Yankees top 5 prospects according to Baseball America. Heathcott was a first round Yankees draft pick and Jose Campos was a piece from the Michael Pineda / Jesus Montero trade. However, injuries were a factor in a lack of development; Campos had Tommy John Surgery and Heathcott underwent multiple operations during his tenure in the Yankees minor league system, including a second knee surgery this season.

The Yankees can always re-sign Heathcott, Campos and Huff to minor league contracts, or they could miss out on them completely if another team gives them a better offer.

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4 Responses to Report: Yankees non-tender David Huff, Slade Heathcott and Jose Campos

  1. hotdog says:

    Sorry to see Campos go…i thought he was going to be a good pitcher for the Yankees eventually…he'll be picked up very soon…

  2. Celerino says:

    More interesting is that Everth Cabrera was non tendered by the Padres. He's had off field issues, but he's only 28 and was an all-star two years ago. He has a much higher ceiling than Drew and probably would be cheaper.

    • mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

      I highly doubt the Yankees would go after Everth Cabrera. It's not only about production, it's also about character, personality and integrity…and Cabrera with his off the field antics don't fit the Yankees pinstripes.

      • Celerino says:

        You're probably right. But the Yankees have taken chances with players with character issues before. If they can get a one year deal at the right price, he might be worth a shot.

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