The New York Yankees have added another prospect into the fold for spring training camps and his name is Billy McKinney. If the name Billy McKinney seems familiar it is because McKinney was one of the four players that the Yankees acquired from the Chicago Cubs in the Aroldis Chapman trade from last summer. McKinney, now 22-years old, will join the Yankees spring camps after spending time at Double-A Trenton with the Trenton Thunder after the trade.
McKinney is with the team because Jacoby Ellsbury is on leave while his wife gives birth to their child, because Mason Williams is currently shut down with left patellar tendinitis and because Tyler Austin will miss most or all of the spring training camp this season after fracturing the navicular bone in his left foot.
McKinney hit .234 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 35 games with the Thunder last year and will likely begin the 2017 season back in Trenton assuming he does not make the team out of spring training, which he will not.