Deglan has missed the entire season thus far with an undisclosed injury. The young catcher was held out of the World Baseball Classic in March after undergoing shoulder surgery, but he was able to participate in spring training after that so it's unclear if his absence is still connected to the same ailment. Deglan spent all of 2016 at the Double-A level for the Rangers, but he struggled to the tune of a .194/.256/.332 slash line before joining the Yankees organization over the offseason.
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.