So the club made eleven reassignments on Sunday. These guys have been taken off the spring training roster and are heading down to minor league camp.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) March 12, 2017
No big surprises here. The biggest name on this list is by far LHP Justus Sheffield, the Yankees’s top lefty prospect and a top 10 MLB LHP prospect, but seeing as how the 20-year old figures to begin the season in AA there was no real reason to keep him on the roster. He’d just be eating up innings that could be going to other guys who are battling for those two open rotation spots. His final stats for the 2 outings he made this spring are: 1-0, 3.2 IP, 2.45 ERA, 1.91 WHIP, and 4 K. All of this means absolutely nothing, but it was fun to get to see such a highly touted prospect throw a little bit for the big league club.
Both LHP Daniel Camarena (5 IP) and LHP Joe Mantiply (4.2 IP) actually saw a fair amount of playing time compared to the rest of these guys, and could see some time in the bigs this year as swing men, depending on how things go.