At 11:59 ET tonight is the deadline to tender players who are arbitration eligible, or eligible for their contracts to be renewed for next season an offer. Every team will be letting players and the New York Yankees are no exception. The Yankees non-tendered infielders David Adams and Jayson Nix along with pitcher Matt Daley.
Adams and Nix are both backup utility infielders who could very well end up on other teams next season. Nix was with the Yankees for the past two seasons. In 87 games in 2013, he had a .236/.308/.311 line with three homers and 24 RBI. Nix can play all over the infield and little bit in the outfield. He had been struggling, but was starting to come out of it until his season was ended on a hit by pitch by R.A. Dickey.
Adams had a .193/.252/.286 line with two homers and 13 RBI at the major league level last season. In AAA he hit .268 with five homers and 21 RBI. Both Nix and Adams’ roster spots were in jeopardy since Brendan Ryan was re-signed and the acquisition of Dean Anna.
Daley was called up in September when the Yankees bullpen was filled with injuries. He pitched well in his first action in the big leagues in two years. Daley went 1-0 and didn’t give up a run in seven games. In six innings, he only gave up two hits while striking out eight. He went 5-3 with a 2.02 ERA in 44 games and three different minor league levels.