Yarbrough went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout in Triple-A Arkansas' 1-0 loss to Midland on Friday. Yarbrough only saw six at-bats this spring and went hitless in all of them. The second basemen's production has declined in every minor league season from 2013 to 2015 as he's hit .313, .285, and .236, respectively. However, he was promoted from High-A to Double-A to Triple-A in those seasons so a decline in production is to be expected. If he can get back up to his career .279 minor league average this year at Triple-A Salt Lake, he might have a shot at getting promoted to the big leagues by the season's end.
The Angels sent Charlie Cutler, Jett Bundy, Alex Sanabia, Sherman Johnson, Ryan Wheeler and Alex Yarbrough down to minor-league camp, per the Los Angeles Times.
Angels second-base prospect Alex Yarbrough is working at first base and third base and in left field this spring, manager Mike Scioscia told MLB.com Saturday. "Just to see if the versatility is there," Scioscia said. Yarbrough has made all of his game appearances at second base since being selected in the fourth round of the 2012 draft. He hit 285/.321/.397 with five home runs, 77 RBI and six stolen bases in 544 at-bats.
The Angels re-assigned four players to minor-league camp Monday, including catcher Jett Bandy and infielders Kaleb Cowart, Eric Stamets and Alex Yarbrough. Cowart, who is one of the top prospects in the organization, went 1 for 7 with one walk this spring. Bandy went 1 for 3 with a home run, Stamets went hitless in three at-bats and Yarbrough went 2 for 5 and scored a run.