The New York Yankees continued making cuts off the 40-man roster, even though it was at the expense of Nathan Eovaldi.
The Yankees announced this evening the team unconditionally released Eovaldi, Nick Rumbelow and Joe Mantiply.
Eovaldi’s release isn’t a surprise; the right-hander underwent Tommy John Surgery which will keep him out for the entire 2017 season. Eovaldi was part of a five-player trade that sent David Phelps and Martin Prado to the Miami Marlins in December of 2014. Since then, Eovaldi went 23-11 with a 4.45 ERA in his two season with the Bronx Bombers.
It’s possible the Yankees could re-sign Eovaldi since the team is notoriously known for signing rehabbing players to two-year deals.
Rumbelow, who was a seventh round draft pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, also had Tommy John Surgery in the last year. He only made one Triple-A appearance before going under the knife.
Mantiply was claimed off waivers from the Detroit Tigers earlier this month before he was designated for assignment ten days ago.