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Yankees Release Minor League First Baseman

Per Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the New York Yankees have released minor league first baseman Connor Spencer from his contract.

Spencer, 24, has been with the Yankees since being drafted in the eighth round of the 2014 draft out of UC Irvine.  In 193 career minor league games, he had a hitting line of .303/.378/.387 with 39 doubles, two triples, and five home runs while driving in 69.

Last season was his worst season in the minors, hitting .271/.367/.375 in 93 games between the Charleston RiverDogs and the Tampa Yankees.  He hit all five of his professional home runs in 2016 with the RiverDogs.

Spencer was called a “Hitting Machine” when the Yankees drafted him but lacked the power you typically find from a first baseman.  He was excellent defensively, with a .990 fielding percentage at first base through 159 games.  He did spend one game at third base in 2016 and played seven games in the outfield between 2015 and 2016.


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