Yankees Release Several Players, Including One Major Leaguer
It was announced early Wednesday morning that the New Yankees released several minor league prospects. Among names were AAAA option Tanner Tully and double-AA starter Blas Castano.
Tanner Tully made his Major League debut against the New York Yankees on April 22nd, 2022, via a relief appearance for the Cleveland Guardians. He went 2 innings, allowing a home run to Aaron Judge.
Tully would be picked up by the Yankees on December 15th, 2022, and was sent to triple-AAA. He made 19 starts for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, logging a 5-5 record and a 5.64 ERA across 91 innings. Following his release from the Yankees, Tully signed with the NC Dinos of the KBO League.
Blas Castano put up a 4.76 ERA in 45.1 innings with double-AA Somerset this season. The 24-year-old also notched two relief appearances with SWB, going 3.2 innings and not allowing a run. Overall, Castano’s season-ERA stood at a 4.41 in 49 innings. Releasing Castano was part of the Drew Thorpe promotion to Somerset.
In 18 games started with high-A+ Hudson Valley, Thorpe has pitched 109 innings for a 2.81 ERA and a 11 K/9 line.
Other Yankees’ who were released are OF Aldenis Sanchez and OF Anthony Garcia.
Meanwhile it is expected that New York will be promoting #4 prospect Everson Pereira to the Majors within the coming days. Pereira is hitting .330 in 25 games in triple-AAA this season.