Brian Cashman is flying out of Dallas this afternoon, and he said he doesn’t expect to have any more meetings with agents or general managers before he leaves for the airport.
Cashman confirmed this morning’s Rule 5 trade for Cesar Cabral. The move gives the Yankees hard-throwing lefty to compete for a spot in the bullpen. Cashman also explained that the Yankees took right-hander Brad Meyers to compete for a long relief role, because they have no plans of using Hector Noesi in that role next year. The Yankees want Noesi to start, either in New York or Triple-A.
To make room for the second Rule 5 pick on the 40-man roster, the Yankees released outfielder Greg Golson.
The Angels additions this morning, Cashman said, have no impact on the Yankees. Cashman also had very little to say about Yu Darvish, though his posting clearly adds a premier arm to the market.
Ultimately, the Yankees seem to be leaving Dallas exactly as expected: Quietly.