Yankees to bid farewell to five players ahead of Nov. 17 deadline

Yankees utility player Isiah Kiner-Falefa

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The November 17 deadline for non-tendering players is approaching and the Yankees are likely to part way with five of their players. Despite being part of the Yankees and making their presence felt, these players have failed to secure their places on the 40-man roster for a variety of reasons.

#1: Jose Trevino: The Yankees redundant catcher

Jose Trevino‘s inclusion as a potential non-tender candidate comes as a surprise. In the 2022 season, he achieved All-Star status and also earned prestigious awards such as the Gold Glove, Platinum Glove, and Fielder Bible.

However, the 2023 season saw him limited to just 55 games due to injuries. If the front office is confident in his restored health, it might lead to a change in the roster, potentially paving the way for the New York Yankees to retain Kyle Higashioka.


#2. Albert Abreu: The Yankees relief pitcher

Albert Abreu is another relief pitcher whose tenure with the team might be in question come the offseason. In the course of the season, he made appearances in 45 games for the Bronx Bombers, amassing a 4.73 earned run average (ERA) over 59 innings of work.

Although Abreu possesses a strong throwing arm, his performance in the major leagues has been less than stellar. Looking ahead to the 2024 season, his anticipated salary stands at $900,000.

#3. Domingo German: The hero who turned villain

Domingo German gets Yankees belt after he pitched a perfect game against the A's on June 28, 2023, at Oakland.
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The 2023 season proved to be a rollercoaster ride for Domingo German. He was one of the few New York Yankees starting pitchers who managed to avoid injury. In a remarkable highlight, he pitched a perfect game against the Oakland Athletics in June. However, his season took a nosedive from there.

German faced a setback when he was placed on MLB’s restricted list due to a drunken outburst in the clubhouse, which involved damaging a TV and flipping a couch. Looking ahead to the 2024 season, his projected salary stands at $4,400,000.

#4. Kyle Higashioka: The backup catcher

Kyle Higashioka has been in service as either a starter or backup though he often became Gerrit Cole‘s personal catcher. However, with the emergence of Austin Wells, his tenure with the team might be in question.

Throughout the season, he made appearances in 92 games, putting up a batting line of .236/.274/.413, while hitting 10 home runs, which ties a career high. As for the upcoming 2024 season, his projected salary is $2,300,000.

#5. Jimmy Cordero: The fallen Yankees pitcher

Jimmy Cordero with his Yankees teammates.

Jimmy Cordero is a relief pitcher within the ranks of the New York Yankees, yet his presence was notably absent for a significant portion of the 2023 season. This absence stemmed from a July suspension due to a violation of the MLB domestic violence policy.

Throughout the season, Cordero managed to make 31 appearances, contributing 32.2 innings of work with an earned run average (ERA) of 3.86. His expected salary for the upcoming 2024 season is estimated at $900,000.

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