62 on Yankees roster after the first round of cuts

Four young Yankees fans are watching the team's spring training game against the Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Feb 6, 2023.

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TAMPA, Fl. — After beating the Braves 10–4 in the Grapefruit League on Sunday, the Yankees sent seven players who were not on their roster to their minor-league camp. The first roster cuts by the New York Yankees mostly included non-roster invitees and a few players who might not make the 40-man roster.

The Yankees spring training has been into its second week. Their first game will be against the Giants at Yankee Stadium in three and a half weeks. By then, the roster will have to be down to 26 players.

After the end of the first full week of spring training play, Austin Wells, Elijah Dunham, and Josh Breaux won’t remember their first big league spring training with the Yankees fondly. All three were shut down early in camp because of injuries. All three were among the first people the Yankees cut. Pitchers Sean Boyle, D.J. Snelten, and Mitch Spence, as well as catcher Anthony Seigler, were also let go.

MLB Pipeline ranks Wells (No. 4), Dunham (No. 19), and Breaux (No. 20) among the Yankees’ top 30 prospects. Due to injury, they only played one spring training game together.

Outfielder Elijah Dunham, who hit .248/.349/.448 for Double-A Somerset last year, was also invited to major league camp as a non-roster invitee, but he was also farmed out. Dunham did well in his one game by going 2-for-3 and making a diving catch, but he hurt his shoulder during the catch and hasn’t played in more than a week. Wells fracture his rib right before pitchers and catchers showed up, and it will take him 6–8 weeks to heal. Breaux’s elbow problem started before the games started.

Anthony Seigler, a catcher who has yet to play above A-ball. It should be noted that, if healthy, any player may return in spring road games, since clubs often utilize minor league camp participants to fill up trip rosters.

After the cuts, the Yankees had 33 pitchers and 29 position players left in camp.

The Yankees only have five catchers on their roster, and for a while, they will only have four catchers to use. Kyle Higashioka left the club on Monday to join Team USA in Arizona and get ready for the World Baseball Classic later this month.

The New York Yankees lineup at the spring training game Feb 04, 2023.

Here is the Yankees’ roster:

Yankees Roster so far

STARTING PITCHERS (13):

RHP Jhony Brito, RHP Gerrit Cole, LHP Nestor Cortes, RHP Deivi Garcia, RHP Domingo German, LHP Carlos Rodon; RHP Clarke Schmidt, RHP Luis Severino, Randy Vasquez, HP Yoendrys Gomez, RHP Jonathan Loaisiga

Injured starting pitchers: RHP Luis Gil, RHP Frankie Montas

RELIEVERS (20):

RHP Albert Abreu, RHP Jimmy Cordero, RHP Tyler Danish, RHP Clay Holmes, RHP Michael King LHP Matt Krook, RHP Ron Marinaccio, LHP Wandy Peralta, RHP Lou Trivino

Injured: RHP Scott Effross, RHP Tommy Kahnle,

Non-roster invitees: RHP Matt Bowman, Demarcus Evans, RHP Ian Hamilton, RHP James Norwood, LHP Nick Ramirez, LHP Lisandro Santos, LHP Tanner Tully, RHP Ryan Weber, RHP Greg Weissert.

CATCHERS (5):

Kyle Higashioka, Ben Rortvedt, Jose Trevino

Non-roster invitees: Rodolfo Duran, Carlos Narvaez;

INFIELDERS (11):

Josh Donaldson, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, DJ LeMahieu, Oswald Peraza, Anthony Rizzo, Gleyber Torres;

Non-roster invitees: Jesus Bastidas, Andres Chaparro, Wilmer Difo, Anthony Volpe, Jamie Westbrook.

OUTFIELDERS (13):

Harrison Bader, Oswaldo Cabrera, Estevan Florial, Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Everson Pereira, Giancarlo Stanton

Non-roster invitees: Jake Bauers, Willie Calhoun, Jasson Dominguez, Michael Hermosillo, Billy McKinney, Rafael Ortega

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(Source: NJ.com)

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