The Yankees have made their first moves of the offseason, outrighting both Freddy Guzman and Josh Towers off of the 40-man roster.
Brian Cashman said that both players have elected free agency.
Guzman was perhaps the least likely player in the middle of the World Series celebration. Added to the Triple-A roster at the end of August, Guzman ultimately served as a pinch runner through part of the playoffs and had a spot in the victory parade, barely two months after he joined the organization.
Towers was nearly the same longshot to play a role. Released by the Nationals, he signed with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in May at a time when the Triple-A rotation was torn apart by call-ups and injuries. He became the team’s top starter and was rewarded with two call-ups.