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Yankees Release another 11 Minor Leaguers

The New York Yankees have released another eleven minor league players from their contracts. Among those released were right-handed pitchers Sam Agnew-Wieland and Zach Nuding.

Nuding, 25, was a 30th round draft pick by the Yankees in the 2010 draft out of Weatherford Community College in Texas. The right-hander reached as high as Triple-A with the RailRiders in both 2013 and 2014 but struggled there. Last season between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre he was 10-7 with a 3.80 ERA in 28 games, 25 starts. In his 14 games with the RailRiders he was 3-5 with a 5.07 ERA.

Sam Agnew-Wieland, 22, has spent two seasons with the Yankees organization after being drafted in the 24th round by New York. Most of that time he worked as a reliever, starting a total of five games for the Staten Island Yankees between those two seasons.

Also released was left-handed pitcher Rigoberto Arrebato, 29, who was signed as a minor league free agent out of Cuba in 2012. In two seasons with the Yankees he was 8-5 with a 3.40 ERA. He reached as high as Double-A in 2013 but did not pitch in 2014.

Kale Sumner, 23, who has played everywhere around the diamond in his two seasons with the Yankees organization was among the latest group of minor leaguers released. The former 32nd round pick reached as high Single-A Charleston last season. Joining him are former RiverDogs Jackson Valera and John Murphy as well as infielder Brady Steiger and outfielder Adam Kirsch.

Rounding out the releases were Eduardo Davis — a 21-year old first baseman who has played with the Dominican Summer League Yankees — second baseman Jesus Guerra and left-handed pitcher Luis Garcia. All three played in the Dominican Summer League last season.

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