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 unconditionally released INF Dustin Ackley.
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.