Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Yankees Add Two Arms to Spring Camp

The New York Yankees just opened up spring camp this week but that doesn’t mean General Manager Brian Cashman’s job is done. Cashman is still adding talent and arms to the team during this spring training camp in hopes of someone catching lightning in a bottle much like Jonathan Barbato did in 2016. The two arms vying to be the next Barbato for the Yankees are RHP J.R. Graham and LHP James Reeves. Both were listed as non-roster invitees for spring training and both were members of the 2016 farm system.

These arms were likely added because of Tyler Clippard, Dellin Betances and others preparing to go to the World Baseball Classic but either way it is still a shot for these two young players to show the organization what they have in their arsenal.

Graham was acquired from the Minnesota Twins during the 2016 season and spent most of the season in Double-A with the Trenton Thunder before being outrighted off the 40 man roster this past September. Reeves is a LOOGY at best and has not pitched much above High-A Ball during his minor league career but teams always seem to need pitchers who can get left-handed hitting out so who knows.

Stay tuned! Good luck to both!

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