Thursday, January 8, 2015

DFA Candidates for the New York Yankees

The Yankees currently have a full 40 man roster after trading for Chasen Shreve and David Carpenter and signing Stephen Drew to a one year deal worth $5 million. If New York wants to make any more moves this offseason, for example adding Robert Refsnyder to the 40 man roster or hope that Scott Boras gives us Max Scherzer in a package deal for the Drew signing, someone will have to be designated for assignment. Luckily, or unluckily depending on how you look at it, the Yankees have plenty of DFA candidates heading into the 2015 season and Spring Training.

Jose De Paula is a left handed pitcher among a slew of left handed pitching and may be the last guy on the depth chart and the bottom guy on the totem pole making him one of the more obvious choices for designation. Others include Gonzalez Germen who was acquired from the New York Mets in a trade between the two New York teams, Eury Perez, Ramon Flores and if we want to live in dream land Alex Rodriguez.

One man who is probably safe but could ultimately be designated with the Drew signing in Brendan Ryan. Ryan is on the team solely for his ability to play shortstop at a major league level. Drew can fill that void as well as long as Jose Pirela is on the bench to back up at second base (and everywhere else) in case of injury or an emergency. 

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