The designation comes as no surprise given Schmidt's status as one of the organization's top prospects. The right-hander had yet to be optioned to the minors when spring training was suspended, due in part to a strong showing in Grapefruit League play. While he's unlikely to begin the 2020 campaign on the active big-league roster, it's feasible Schmidt could be called upon if a need for a starter arises. The possibility also exists that Schmidt could be given a chance to contribute as a reliever at some point during the campaign.
Yankees' Clarke Schmidt: Included on 60-man roster
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