Yankees roster cut no. 5 let infielder, catcher go

The latest New York Yankees roster cut let Wilmer Difo and Rodolfo Duran go on March 25, 2023.

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — After beating the Phillies 8-3 on Saturday, there was another Yankees roster cut. This ended the spring training of one of their infielders and a catcher.

After talking to reporters at BayCare Park, manager Aaron Boone returned to his office. Bench coach Carlos Mendoza joined him, talked briefly to Boone, and then went to the clubhouse. The Yankees roster cut became clear in what transpired between the two.

Wilmer Difo, an infielder who is among the non-roster invitees to the spring training camp, was the first person to go into Boone’s office with Mendoza for a short meeting behind closed doors. In 20 spring training games, Difo hit .188 with one home run and three runs batted in. However, he was out in the latest Yankees roster cut.

Yankees fans are cheering their team at Steinbrenner Field.

The Dominican has played 492 games in the major leagues over the course of eight seasons. He has hit .250 with 19 home runs, 103 RBI, and an OPS of .664 while playing for the Nationals (2015–20), the Pirates (2021), and the Diamondbacks (2022).

The other one to get eliminated by the latest Yankees roster cut was catcher Rodolfo Duran. The 25-year-old has never played in the MLB. In 15 spring games, he hit .160 without any homer or RBI. Last year, he played in Double-A.

The Yankees roster cut has left the team with 43 players, including those on the injured list.

Before their season opener on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees have to cut down to 26 players.

Here are the team after the Yankees roster cut:

STARTING PITCHERS (8): RHP Gerrit Cole; LHP Nestor Cortes; RHP Domingo German; RHP Clarke Schmidt.

Injured players: RHP Luis Gil, RHP Frankie Montas, LHP Carlos Rodon, RHP Luis Severino

RELIEVERS (16): RHP Albert Abreu, RHP Jimmy Cordero, RHP Clay Holmes; RHP Michael King, LHP Matt Krook, RHP Jonathan Loaisiga, Ron Marinaccio, LHP Wandy Peralta, RHP Greg Weissert.

Non-roaster players: RHP Tyler Danish, RHP Ian Hamilton, RHP Tommy Kahnle, RHP James Norwood, LHP Nick Ramirez

Injured list: RHP Scott Effross, RHP Lou Trivino

CATCHERS (4): Kyle Higashioka, Jose Trevino

Non-roaster players: Carlos Narvaez

Injured list: Ben Rortvedt

INFIELDERS (7): Josh Donaldson; Isiah Kiner-Falefa; DJ LeMahieu; Oswald Peraza; Anthony Rizzo; Gleyber Torres; x-Anthony Volpe.

Non-roaster players: Anthony Volpe

OUTFIELDERS (8): Oswaldo Cabrera, Estevan Florial, Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton

Non-roaster players: Willie Calhoun, Rafael Ortega

Injured list: Harrison Bader,

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