New York Yankees make first round of roster cuts

New York Yankees, Adam Warren
Aug 24, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Adam Warren (43) walks off the field after being relieved in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

This afternoon, the New York Yankees announced their first round of Spring Training roster cuts.

The team assigned a handful of players to minor league affiliates but didn’t send them to minor league camp. One of the Yankees’ top outfield prospects, Estevan Florial, was assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre. Florial spent a lot of time there over the past few seasons and came into camp without any real chance to make the team.

Additionally, the Yankees optioned RHP Luis Gil to Double-A Somerset. Guil is the Yankees No. 4 prospect and will get his first taste of Double-A action this season.

The Yankees also optioned RHPs Luis Medina and Alexander Vizcaino to Single-A Tampa along with infielder Oswald Peraza. All three players are top-20 prospects within the New York Yankees organization. The team also optioned RHP Yoendrys Gomez to Single-A Tampa.

In addition to the Yankees optioning several players to the minor leagues, the team assigned a slew of players to minor league camp. The full list of players sent to minor league camp is as follows:

  • INF Armando Alvarez
  • OF Trey Amburgey
  • OF Michael Beltre
  • C Josh Breaux
  • C Kellin Deglan
  • INF Ezequiel Duran
  • INF Chris Gittens
  • LHP Trevor Lane
  • C Max McDowell
  • OF Thomas Malone
  • RHP Glenn Otto
  • INF Hoy Park
  • C Anthony Siegler
  • RHP Adam Warren
  • C Austin Wells

Most of these moves aren’t particularly surprising, but one does stand out a bit: Adam Warren. In three Spring Training appearances, Warren gave up just one hit and struck out two. He is, however, recovering from Tommy John surgery, so that could be a factor in his demotion.