The Orioles signed infielder Corban Joseph to a minor league contract, according to MASN Sports. Joseph will play with a Double-A affiliate. Joseph is the younger brother of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph.
The Yankees removed 12 players from their spring roster Tuesday. Outfielder Ramon Flores was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, while Francisco Arcia, Tyler Austin, Bruce Billings, Robert Coello, Brian Gordon, Corban Joseph, Mark Montgomery, Pete O'Brien, Jose Pirela, Mason Williams and Chase Whitley were reassigned to minor-league camp.
The Yankees added catcher Gary Sanchez, outfielder Slade Heathcott and pitchers Jose Campos, Shane Greene and Bryan Mitchell to the 40-man roster Wednesday while also outrighting infielder Corban Joseph to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Sanchez hit .253/.324/.412 with 15 home runs and 71 RBI in 454 at-bats between high Class A Tampa and Double-A Trenton. Heathcott hit .261/.327/.411 with eight home runs, 49 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 399 at-bats with Double-A Trenton. Campos went 4-2 with a 3.41 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 77:16 K:BB ratio in 87 innings for Class A Charleston. Greene went 12-10 with a 3.38 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 137:30 K:BB ratio in 154 1/3 innings between high Class A Tampa and Double-A Trenton. Mitchell went 4-11 with a 5.12 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 104:53 K:BB ratio in 126 2/3 innings for high Class A Tampa while allowing four earned runs in 18 2/3 innings over three Double-A starts. Joseph went 1 for 6 in two appearances with the Yankees while hitting .239/.329/.383 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 188 at-bats with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The Yankees have activated catcher Francisco Cervelli and first baseman Corban Joseph off the 60-day disabled list Monday. Cervelli played in only 17 games this season due to a fractured finger and sore elbow. He should be fine for spring training. The 25-year-old Joseph played in 49 games between Triple-A and the majors due to an undisclosed injury problem. He'll be ready for spring training as well.
Yankees second baseman Corban Joseph made sure to soak up his first experience of the majors during Monday's doubleheader against the Indians. Joseph, called up to serve as the 26th player for the twinbill, played all 18 innings and led off the seventh inning of Game 2 with a double for his first career hit. He played first base in the opener -- a position he had never played before this season -- before assuming his usual spot at second for the nightcap. The 24-year-old was shipped back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the game. "My first start being at first base, I never thought that would happen," Joseph told the New York Post. "It was kind of overwhelming, but there's an opportunity and when you get called to do the job, you make your best effort."