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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Lane Adams on deck against the Buffalo Bisons at PNC Field in Moosic, Pa. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The Bisons won the game 8-1. Photo by Martin Griff


Former Yankees MiLB Players Finding New Homes This Offseason

Several former New York Yankees minor leaguers have found new homes this offseason according to Baseball America’s free agent tracker.  Five out of the 13 MiLB players that became free agents this offseason has signed new contracts, with only one so far returning to the organization.

Outfielder Cesar Puello is hoping to build off the strong season he had with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in 2016 with the Texas Rangers.  Puello hit .283 in 78 games in Triple-A with five home runs and 31 RBIs.

First baseman/outfielder Chris Parmelee has signed with the Oakland Athletics.  The 28-year-old hit .248 for the RailRiders in 2016 over 64 games and also appeared in six games with the New York Yankees hitting .500 before getting hurt.

RHP Diego Moreno will be taking the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays organization in 2017 after earning a 7-1 record and 4.82 ERA in 32 games split between Triple-A and Double-A in 2016.  Moreno made his MLB debut with the Yankees in 2015 allowing six earned runs in 10 1/3 innings pitched that season.

Sebastian Valle, 26, spent 2016 with the Yankees after signing as a free agent during the 2015-2016 offseason.  Last year he hit just .202 in 68 games in Double-A.  Before joining the Yankees, Valle was with the Phillies organization.  He will now suit up in the Seattle Mariners organization in 2017.

Also, several other former Yankees minor leaguers are changing teams.  Lane Adams, who spent part of 2016 with the Yankees, has signed with the Braves.  Former Yankees minor league catcher Francisco Arcia spent 2016 with the Marlins but will now be suiting up for the Angels.

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