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Yankees cut Banuelos and 13 others

The Yankees have had roughly 67 players in spring training so far, but they began cuts today starting with their top prospect Manny Banuelos, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News. Four players on the 40-man roster were cut including Corban Joseph, David Adams, Zoilo Almonte, Melky Mesa. The other cuts were C Gary Sanchez, ...

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Yankees Cut Greg Golson, Brandon Laird and 5 Others (Updated)

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Update: So it turns out optioning Golson to the minors may be a sign that he will make the team. The problem is that Girardi did not see him getting enough at bats in the major league camp to get ready for the season so they sent him to the minors so he can get ...

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There’s a Chance Curtis Granderson Plays Opening Day

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If you missed it, Curtis Granderson was a late scratch from yesterday's game with an oblique strain. There wasn't a whole lot of information beyond that and when it comes to injuries like that they can tend to be minor or they can linger for a month or more. Today Yankees manager Joe Girardi met ...

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Yankees Cut Andrew Brackman, Brandon Laird, and 4 More

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Via Chad Jennings of the Journal News: The Yankees made six more cuts tonight. Andrew Brackman, Brandon Laird, Kevin Russo and Melky Mesa were optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Steve Garrison and Ryan Pope were optioned to Double-A Trenton. Brackman was battling for a spot as in the Yankees rotation, but he was a ...

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Yankees Prospect Profile: OF Melky Mesa

Background Melquisedec or Melky Mesa, 24, is a right handed hitting outfielder listed at 6-1 and 165-pounds. He was born in Bajos de Haina in the Dominican Republic and was signed by the Yankees on July 2, 2003. Pro Career Mesa started his pro career in the Dominican Summer League in 2004. In his first year he ...

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MiLB Notes: Laird and Mesa Honored, Banuelos, Romine, and Laird Named to Rising Stars Team

A couple of minor things here. As you know, OFer Melky Mesa was added to the the Yankees 40-man roster yesterday. Well later on in the day Mesa was named Player of the Year in the Florida State League (High-A). He joined fellow prospect 3B/OF Brandon Laird who was named Player of the Year ...

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Gaudin & Ring Removed from 40-Man Roster, Melky Mesa Added

Yesterday I briefly discussed the Rule 5 draft, the 40-man roster and the Yankees options. Today they made their first moves to address the situation. This afternoon the Yankees outrighted Chad Gaudin and LHP Royce Ring to the minors which removes them from the 40-man roster and added OF Melky Mesa to the ...

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List of Yankees Prospects Eligible for the Rule 5 Draft

Update: Melky Mesa, Dellin Betances, Ryan Pope, and Brandon Laird have been added to the Yankees 40-man roster and are now not eligible for the Rule 5 draft. Original post: The Rule 5 draft is designed so that players stuck in the minor leagues can have a shot to play in the majors. For the most ...

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