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Yankees minor league work groups

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 04, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

While the big leaguers had an off day, minor league camp opened this morning.

These are the initial work group assignments. Let me say the same thing I say every year about these assignments: Don’t put too much weight into them. With so many upper-level minor leaguers still in big league camp, assignments are subject to a lot of change.

Quite often, the Yankees fill upper-level spots with extremely low-level players.  For example, right now Austin Jones and Exicardo Cayones are on the Triple-A roster, but neither has played above short-season ball. They’re filling spots until guys get sent out of big league camp. A guy like Mason Williams, who’s assignment is basically predetermined, is already assigned to the Tampa group because the Yankees know he’ll be there. No sense moving him around.

One rule of thumb: Players usually tickle down; they rarely get bumped up. That rule isn’t absolute, but it’s generally true.  As a pretty easy example, Kyle Roller has been assigned to Trenton. In theory, it’s possible he could instead open the year in Tampa, but he’s not going to open in Scranton. The fact Angelo Gumbs and Dante Bichette have each been assigned to the Charleston work group suggests — but doesn’t prove — that the Yankees are planning to have them repeat Low-A, at least to start the season.

For a lot of the players on this list, their assignment is all about filling needs. If one group needs a second baseman, it gets a second baseman. That sort of thing. Again, don’t make too much of these assignment, but it gives a basic idea of where guys are for these early minor league workouts.

And I have no idea while Jose Campos is listed as Vicente Campos, but he is.


Arbiso, Cory
Arrebato, Rigoberto
Black, Sean
Bleich, Jeremy
Bootcheck, Chris
Chirinos, Luis
Daley, Matt
Gerritse, Brett
Guerra, Pedro
Hall, Shaeffer
Heyer, Craig
Lewis, Fred
Mascheri, Rich
Mejia, Edixon
Moreno, Diego
Pope, Ryan
Richardson, Matt
Romanski, Josh
Sneed, Kramer
Stoneburner, Graham
Venditte, Pat (WBC)

Baker, Ryan
Farnham, Jeff
McCoy, Nick

Corona, Reegie
Jones, Austin
Kuo, Fu-Lin
Mahoney, Kevin
Mojica, Jose
Rosario, Francisco
Stevenson, Casey
Toussen, Jose

Brown, Shane
Cayones, Exicardo
Grice, Cody
Johnson, Cody
Medchill, Neil
Sosa, Eduardo


Barreda, Manny
Bashore, Matt
Brebbia, John
Burawa, Dan
Castro, Kelvin
Cotham, Caleb
Dott, Aaron
Heredia, Jairo
Mahoney, Dan
Mesa, Jose
Nuding, Zach
O’Brien, Mikey
Oliver, Will
Paullus, Ben
Short, Charles
Smith, Adam
Smith, Alex
Smith, Chris
Varnadore, Derek
Woods, Zach

Blaser, Tyson
Rabago, Hector
Remedios, David

Angelini, Carmen
Barroso, Leugim
Custodio, Claudio
Nunez, Reymond
Roller, Kyle
Rosario, Jose

Aldrich, Daniel
DeLeon, Kelvin
Oh, Danny
Oliberto, Mikeson


Allen, Scottie
Arneson, Zach
Basford, Charles
Black, Corey
Campos, Vicente
Canela, Erick
Checo, Mariel
DeLa Cruz, Joel
DeLuca, Evan
Enns, Dietrich
Flight, Tim
Garrison, Taylor
Goody, Nick
Greene, Shane
Haslup, Charles
Maher, Joey
Martinez, Dallas
Mitchell, Bryan
Pazos, James
Wetherell, Phil

Tejeda, Isaias
Valera, Jackson
Wilson, Wes

Butler, Saxon
Castillo, Ali
Feliz, Anderson
Fiorito, Dan
Refsnyder, Rob
Smith, Dalton
Snyder, Matt
Wilson, Zach

Breen, Chris
Dugas, Taylor
Gamel, Ben
Leonora, Ericson
Williams, Mason


Benak, Andrew
Camarena, Daniel
Cote, Jordan
Davis, Rookie
Dawe, Dayton
DePaula, Rafael
Encinas, Gabe
Erickson, Eric
Gallegos, Giovanny
Hebert, Chaz
Hensley, Ty
Lail, Brady
Luis, Omar
Morton, Tayor
Niebla, Luis
Rincon, Angel
Rutckyj, Evan
Severino, Luis
Sharp, Hayden
Vargas, Cesar
Frare, Caleb (rehab)
Cruz, Dawerd (rehab)
Varce, Zach (rehab)

De Oleo, Eduardo
O’Brien, Pete
Torrens, Luis
Vavrusa, Daniel

Anderson, Jake
Andujar, Miguel
Aune, Austin
Avelino, Abiatal
Bichette, Dante
Bird, Greg
Duran, Matt
Gumbs, Angelo

Calderon, Yeicok
Cave, Jake
Lopez, Daniel
Mikolas, Nathan
Santana, Ravel

Associated Press photo of Roller




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