The offseason still has that fresh new offseason smell to it, but it’s already been an active one for the Yankees as far as the roster is concerned. Here’s a quick catchup on yesterday’s happenings and a look ahead to what’s in store for the rest of the week.
– Free agency kicked in at 9 AM yesterday, so Chris Young, Stephen Drew, and Chris Capuano are all no longer Yankees. I think there’s a decent chance the Yanks bring Young back if he’s willing to do another 1-year deal, a miniscule chance they bring Drew back if somebody gets hurt in the offseason or early ST, and negative infinity percent chance they bring back Cap.
– In addition to those 3 opened roster spots, the Yanks cleared 2 more by activating right-handers Sergio Santos and Diego Moreno off the 60-day DL and outrighting them to Triple-A SWB. Santos refused the assignment and elected free agency. I believe Moreno will become a MiL free agent this offseason. … Click here to read the rest