Yankees cut five from spring campNews: The Yankees reassigned SS Cody Ransom, OF Jason Lane, C Jason Brown, OF Greg Porter and 2B Bernie Castro to minor league camp Thursday. Analysis: Lane has pop in his bat, but he would be nothing more than a reserve for the Yankees and the deepest of AL-only leagues if he returns to the majors. The other players are nothing more than organizational depth at this point and can be ignored in all Fantasy formats.
Yankees hand out spring invitesNews: The Yankees signed C Jason Brown, 2B Bernie Castro, RHP Dan Giese, UTL Nick Green, LHP Heath Phillips, OF Gregory Porter, SS Cody Ransom, RHP Darrell Rasner, RHP Scott Strickland, LHP Billy Traber and 3B Marcos Vechionacci to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. They also invited farm hands C Kyle Anson, OF Justin Christian, OF Colin Curtis, 1B Eric Duncan, OF Brett Gardner, RHP Alan Horne, OF Austin Jackson, RHP Steven Jackson, RHP Daniel McCutchen, RHP Mark Melancon, C Jesus Montero, C P.J. Pilittere, C Austin Romine and OF Jose Tabata to spring training. Analysis: All of the minor league signees are nothing more than organizational depth at this point in their careers and can be ignored in all Fantasy formats. The list of farm hands does include some top prospects, including Austin Jackson and Jose Tabata. Consider them the most intriguing long-term keeper candidates.