Feb 14, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez during spring training at Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees Add Six To 40-Man Roster

Today is the deadline that teams could add players to their 40 man roster without them being exposed to the rule V draft. Players are eligible for it if they sign at 18 years of age and been in the minors for five years or at 19 and been in the minors for four years. With so many players leaving the roster, the New York Yankees had a lot of spots they could use and did just that by adding six to the roster including a player they just acquired.

The Yankees acquired infielder Dean Anna from the San Diego Padres for pitcher Ben Paullus. Anna can play all over the infield as well as the outfield and hit .331 with nine homers and 73 RBI for AAA Tuscon and was one of the six added. Paullus  went 6-3 with a 3.01 ERA in A ball for the Yankees with only 66 strikeouts in 71.2 innings.

The Yankees also added pitchers Jose Campos, Bryan Mitchell and Shane Greene, outfielder Slade Heathcott and catcher Gary Sanchez to the 40-Man Roster.

Campos was the other guy the Yankees got in the Jesus Montero/Michael Pineda trade. Campos was also injured, but was able to pitch in 26 games in Charleston including 19 starts. The 25 year old Greene reached AA last year where he went 8-4 with an ERA just over 3.00 in 14 starts. Mitchell was just 4-11 for high A Tampa with a 5.12 ERA

Sanchez is widely considered the Yankees #1 prospect and one of the top ranked catching prospects in all of baseball. Sanchez reached AA Trenton last year and hit a combined .253 with 15 HR and 71 RBI. Heathcott was the Yankees #1 pick in 2009 and hit .261 with eight homers and 49 RBI in AA.

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  • Jd

    With these moves and the resigning of Ryan, trade for Anna, who they also added to the 40 man roster & the signing of Navarro today, and still having Nunez, along with Jeter, the Yankees have a plethora of infielders. I can only assume they may be preparing for the worst, meaning, no Cano & an Arod suspension.
    And with the addition of Sanchez to the roster, and talks of the Yankees still looking into adding a catcher, all 3 of our top Catching prospects are on the roster now.
    And the additions of Campos, Greene and Mitchell, maybe the reports about the Yankees trying to give the kids a legit shot at making the team could be true.

    Or, the Yankees could be in the makings of a big trade. First off, I can’t imagine that the Yankees aregoing rto let Cano walk, nor do I think the Yankees won’t jump at the chance to bring McCann in for the right price. And if Arods suspension is upheld, they’ll be completely overloaded at the infield positions.

    I’m not in the business to assume a trade with the Yankees at this point, especially considering that other than soriano, Cashman did nothing to address our pitching needs at the deadline this past season. Plus, with Yankee brass proclaiming they do not want to trade any of their top prospects, I am a little hesitant when discussing any trades at the moment.
    But looking at the moves made lately, I do believe something is brewing in Yankee land. And I just can’t see the Yankees not doing anything and sitting on their hands with the players they have.