Baseball America’s latest set of minor league transactions includes quite a few names coming and going in the Yankees organization.
Signed: RHP Ronny Marte (re-signed), RHP Mark Prior, RHP Leonel Vinas, LHP Steve Evarts, LHP Jose Quintana (re-signed), C Gustavo Molina, 1B Myron Leslie (re-signed), SS Doug Bernier
Released: RHP Justo Arias, RHP Harold Garce, RHP Charlyn Garcia, LHP Matt Jernstad, LHP Juan Marcano, LHP Erick Tapia, 1B Trent Lockwood, 2B Luis Parache, 3B Ronald Morillo
Most of the signings were already known. Of the new names, Evarts stands out as a former supplemental first-round pick who had pretty good numbers in the Braves system before injuries kept him off the mound. He’s also had some off-the-field problems. With outfielder Cody Johnson also in the Yankees system, the Yankees now have two of the Braves top three picks from the 2006 draft.
I can’t tell you anything about the guys who were released. They were pretty far off the radar.