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Friday, November 4, 2011

Several 2011 Thunder players among Yankees minor league free agents

Baseball America transaction guru Matt Eddy released his publication's guide to this offseason's minor league free agents, and several of this year's Thunder players showed up on the Yankees' list.

New York Yankees (21)
RHP: Francisco Castillo (Hi A), Noel Castillo (Hi A), Grant Duff (AA), Logan Kensing (AAA), Jeff Marquez (AA), Kelvin Perez (Lo A), Mark Prior (AAA), Josh Schmidt (AA), Kanekoa Texeira (AA), Eric Wordekemper (AAA)
LHP: Wilkins Arias (AA), Steve Garrison (AA), Brad Halsey (AA), Kei Igawa (AA), Jose Quintana (Hi A), Josh Romanski (Hi A)
C: P.J. Pilittere (AAA)
1B: Mike Lamb (AAA)
SS: Doug Bernier (AAA), Luis Nunez (AAA)
OF: Jordan Parraz (AAA)

Among those who played with the Thunder last year are: Duff, Marquez, Schmidt, Texeira, Arias, Garrison, Halsey, Igawa and Romanski.

Nearly all of those arms, if they re-signed, would be fodder for Triple-A. Unfortunately for the Yankees, it's going be difficult to lure free agents to the hellscape that will be the Rochester/Batavia/Lehigh Valley/Pawtucket/Lake Woebegone Yankees.

Meaning: It's going to be really interesting to see how this plays out over the winter.

NOTE: Jordan Parraz has already signed a minor league deal with the Braves.



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