The New York Yankees have announced that they have released minor league outfielders Adam Silva and Zach Wilson from their contracts. Both Silva and Wilson have had some injuries the last few years and with the latest influx of outfield talent it was likely they would not see much playing time this season.
Silva, 21, has spent almost five seasons with the Yankees after signing a contract as an international free agent out of Australia in 2010. Out of those five seasons he only played in 10 official games with four games in the Gulf Coast League and six in the Dominican Summer League. He did show some prowess with the bat as he hit .318 over those 10 games with 7 hits in 22 at-bats, 5 runs scored and 2 walks.
Wilson, 24, was selected by the Yankees in the 21st round of the 2011 draft out of Arizona State. He spent the last four seasons in the farm system, reaching as high as Double-A Trenton but spent the majority of his career with the Tampa Yankees of the Florida State League. He owns a career .249 batting average with 6 homeruns, 5 triples, 11 doubles and 35 RBIs. Wilson has also played first base and third base in the minors.
It is likely that there are more releases coming as minor league opening day gets closer. Be sure to check back for the latest.