Friday, November 20, 2015

Yankees Protect Gamel, Davis & Barbato

Today is the day that the final 40 man roster and Rule 5 Draft pick decisions have to be made and before the deadline passed the Yankees added three men to their 40 man roster keeping them safe from the draft. Those three men are RHP Rookie Davis, outfielder and Minor League Player of the Year in 2015 Ben Gamel and RHP Johnny Barbato.

Before the deadline the Yankees had just two open spots on their 40 man roster leading the team to try and sneak Chase Whitley through waivers. Whitley did not pass through waivers and was claimed and awarded to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Barbato was acquired from the San Diego Padres for Shawn Kelley and posted a 3.19 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A in 2015. Davis has yet to pitch above Double-A during his career but posted an impressive 3.86 ERA in 130.2 innings this season between High-A Tampa and Trenton. Gamel won the Minor League Player of the Year Award leading off for the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders while posting a .300/.358/.472 with 52 extra base hits.

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