According to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy, the New York Yankees have released 4 minor league pitchers this past week. Right-handed pitchers Taylor Garrison, Matt Borens, Corey Holmes, and Lee Casas were cut from the organization.
Garrison, 25, was the oldest of the bunch and has had the most success in the minors. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the 7th round of the 2012 First-Year-Player Draft out of Fresno State. His twin brother, Trent, was a catcher in the organization and retired prior to the 2015 season. In 4 minor league seasons Taylor owned a 11-12 record with a 2.88 ERA in 203 innings over 120 games. He spent most of his career as a reliever but was converted to a starting pitcher in the middle of the 2014 season. Garrison had a 1-game cameo in Triple-A in 2013 but would not reach the minors highest level again. He had 38 games experience at Double-A with the Trenton Thunder, including 14 games in 2015.
Borens, 22, is the youngest of the group. He was drafted by the Yankees in the 11th round of the 2014 draft and has not pitched above Class-A. In his first professional season he was 2-1 with a 3.69 ERA in 39 innings over 12 games, 7 starts. Last season he went 1-4 over 54 2/3 innings for the Tampa Yankees and Staten Island Yankees.
Holmes, 24, was a 20th round pick in 2014 and played only 4 games in the minors, all of them in 2015 with the Pulaski Yankees where he had 5 2/3 shutout innings of work.
Casas, 24, was drafted by the Yankees in the 28th round of the 2014 draft and made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Yankees in 2014 where he was 2-0 with a 4.66 ERA in 19 1/3 innings in 15 games. He did not pitch at all in 2015.
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