The New York Yankees have released 13 players this week in addition to the previously announced release of Mat Gamel. Among the minor leaguers who were released was second baseman Casey Stevenson who made it as high as Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2013 but spent 2014 with the Double-A Trenton Thunder.
Also released was first baseman Bubba Jones who spent four seasons with the Yankees, two with the Gulf Coast League Yankees and two with the Staten Island Yankees. He made it as high as the Charleston RiverDogs for a brief time in 2014. The 2013 was his best season when he hit .284 and was a NY-Penn League All-Star.
Outfielder Daniel Lopez was also among those released, Lopez played six seasons with the Yankees system, making it as high as Single-A Charleston for a handful of games but spent most of the last three years with the Staten Island Yankees. Fellow outfielder Anderson Feliz was also released, Feliz played most of the last two season with the Tampa Yankees.
Infielders RJ Johnson and Jake Anderson are also among those who were released. Joining them are right-handed pitchers Cristofer Cabrera, Dayton Dawe, Alex Polanco, David Rodriguez, Hayden Sharp and left-handed pitchers Hector Martinez and Abel Mora.
Dawe was a 2012 15th round draft pick who spent three seasons in the Gulf Coast League. Sharp was drafted in the 18th round draft pick in 2011 and spent the last four seasons with the Gulf Coast League Yankees. The cuts come as the Yankees minor leaguers begin their spring training schedule.