The Yankees optioned pitcher Bryan Mitchell and outfielder Ramon Flores to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Sunday while reassigning eight players to minor-league camp. Mitchell allowed six earned runs in 7 1/3 innings this spring. Flores hit .206/.270/.412 with two home runs in 34 spring at-bats. In addition to the options, the Yankees reassigned catchers Francisco Arcia and Kyle Higashioka, infielders Cole Figueroa and Jonathan Galvez, outfielder Slade Heathcott and pitchers Kyle Davies, Jacob Lindgren and Nick Rumbelow to minor-league camp.
The New York Yankees made their first roster cuts of the spring and moved the following players to their minor-league camp: Corban Joseph, Melky Mesa (Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre), David Adams, Zoilo Almonte (Double-A Trenton), Manuel Banuelos, Daniel Burawa, Brett Marshall, Adam Miller, Ryan Pope, Graham Stoneburner, Chase Whitley, Gary Sanchez, Kyle Higashioka, and J.R. Murphy.
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