Yankees release Nathan Eovaldi in the midst of multiple moves


The New York Yankees made a flurry of moves this afternoon as they locked up their 40-man roster prior to the Rule 5 Draft.

Not only did they add players, but they parted ways with the injured Nathan Eovaldi–along with a few others. Anywho, here is the quick breakdown of the moves the Yankees made today.

— The Yankees added INF Miguel Andujar, LHP Dietrich Enns, RHP Giovanny Gallegos, RHP Ronald Herrera, INF Jorge Mateo and RHP Yefrey Ramirez to the Major League roster.

— The Yankees traded LHP James Pazos to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for LHP Zack Littell (Littell will begin the season in Single-A Tampa).

— The Yankees unconditionally released INF Dustin Ackley.

— The Yankees have designated RHP Nathan Eovaldi, LHP Joe Mantiply and RHP Nick Rumbelow for assignment.

The Yankees releasing Eovaldi was a move that eventually had to be done; Eovaldi underwent another UCL and Tommy John Surgery which will sideline him until 2018. It’s possible the Yankees could offer him a two-year contract, but with Brian Cashman not interested in discussing it pre-release, it seems possible the Yankees are moving on from the 100 MPH throwing righty.

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9 Responses to Yankees release Nathan Eovaldi in the midst of multiple moves

  1. tom says:

    Much better. Yefrey Ramirez is a curious case. I know I would take him if I had enough room on the reserve roster but Yankees' roster plan is difficult to accord. lol. I am disappointed that Webb is not there. Oh well. I am surprised that Brady Lail is unprotected. Is that because Yankees hope his sour season would keep teams away from him. I have to wait until first week of Decemeber to get picture.

    Ah… I find it disturbing to recognize Yankees keeping Goody over Rumbelow. Rumbelow won't pitch this year or what?

  2. tom says:

    Ah damn you.. I googled Littel up… He is RHP, not LHP. Wish he was a southpaw.

  3. Littell seems like a solid return for Pazos. I mean, Pazos will be a major leaguer but probably not an especially good one. Littell seems like he has the upside of the middle of the rotation starter. Not bad.

  4. Balt Yank says:

    I would have protected Tyler Webb and dropped Goody.

  5. Howard says:

    Webb yes
    Goody = baddy let him go.

  6. I would have dropped Blier to protect Webb. Not surprised about Littell being unprotected. Rumbelow will likely clear waivers and they'll assign him to the minors ala Pinder.

  7. Olie says:

    Hope Eovaldi's arm can come back to health down the road and the Yanks can resign, It doesn't seem fair to go from being Yanks #2 starter to being released and maybe out of ball in less than 6 months. (What a arm!)

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