Just two days after the World Series, the New York Yankees have already made roster moves involving their 40-man roster.
According to the New York Yankees PR Department, 40-man roster moves have been executed merely two days succeeding the conclusion of the World Series.
Dustin Ackley, Nathan Eovaldi, Chad Green, Branden Pinder and Nick Rumbelow have been reinstated from the 60-day disabled list.
Additionally, catcher Kyle Higashioka and right-handed pitcher Domingo German have officially been added to the 40-man roster. These two are arguably the most important players of this news.
German maintained a 3.08 earned run average in 10 starts between Charleston and Tampa and thanks to the Yankees’ pitiful options for the rotation, he may be given a nice look this Spring Training.
Higashioka was expected to be added to the 40-man, as he not only slashed .276/.337/.511 with 21 homers between Trenton and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2016, but he needed protection from the Rule-5 Draft.
The 26-year old could be in the running for one of the two backup catchers role and could even snag the second spot following Gary Sanchez if Cashman chooses to deal Brian McCann.
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