Deglan (shoulder) was reassigned to minor league camp Sunday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Even though Deglan was a perfect 3-for-3 for the Yankees this spring, his chances of making the big league roster were slim to none as he's yet to play above the Double-A level. Once healthy, Deglan will likely report to Double-A Frisco and serve as organizational depth.
Deglan will not participate in the World Baseball Classic due to shoulder surgery, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. The native Canadian recently latched on with the Yankees on a minor league deal at the end of January. Due to his recent flare-up of shoulder soreness, he won't be able to participate in the WBC, leaving Canada with George Kottaras as the only catcher currently on the roster. Given the Yankees' depth at catcher on the active roster, Deglan will likely begin the year in the minors.
Deglan agreed to a minor league deal with the Yankees on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training. The 24-year-old hasn't made it past Double-A in his seven seasons with the Rangers since being taken in the first-round of the 2010 draft. He struggled at Double-A Frisco last season, slashing .194/.256/.332 in 294 plate appearances, striking out a tough 36.7 percent of the time in the process.