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Every offseason move the Yankees have made to date

The Yankees have been so busy over the last four months that you might have missed—or forgotten about—some of these transactions.

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After a long four months without baseball, spring training games finally start this weekend. The Yankees have been quite busy, and their roster appears more or less set. It can be difficult to keep up with the team’s day-to-day transactions during the dead of winter. We totally get it if you checked out for the offseason and filled your time with football, hockey, and basketball. That’s why we’ve put together this handy summary of every transaction the Yankees have made since they were bounced from the ALDS and the 2018 season officially ended.


Players signed to minor league contracts

Right-handed pitcher Josue Panacual
Left fielder Kelvin Espino
Left-handed pitcher Geremias Peguero
Left-handed pitcher Brandom Sanchez
Right-handed pitcher Deurys Marte
Right-handed pitcher Steven Fulgencio
Shortstop Alex Garcia
Center fielder Jose Cairo
Right-handed pitcher Yordanny Sosa
Shortstop Carlos Verdecia
Center fielder Leonel Hernandez
Shortstop Sergio Vargas

Players who elected free agency

Andrew McCutchen (signed a three-year, $50 million contract with the Phillies)
CC Sabathia
Lance Lynn (signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Rangers)
Adeiny Hechavarria (signed a minor league contract with the Mets)
Neil Walker (signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Marlins)
Zack Britton
J.A. Happ
David Robertson (signed a two-year, $23 million contract with the Phillies)


10/31/18 - Brett Gardner - declined his club option, but agreed to one-year contract for $7.5 million


Free agents signed

11/7/18 - CC Sabathia - one-year, $8 million contract


11/19/18 - acquired James Paxton from Seattle in exchange for Justus Sheffield, Erik Swanson, and Dom Thompson-Williams

11/20/18 - acquired Jefry Valdez from Colorado in exchange for Jordan Foley

11/21/18 - acquired Tim Locastro from Los Angeles in exchange for Drew Finley and cash

11/28/18 - traded Ronald Torreyes to Chicago in exchange for a Player To Be Named Later

Players claimed off of waivers

Shortstop Hanser Alberto
Right-handed pitcher Parker Bridwell


11/7/18 - signed catcher Ryan Lavarnway to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training

11/20/18 - selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Joe Harvey from Triple-A

11/26/18 - designated Ronald Torreyes for assignment


Free agents signed

12/17/18 - J.A. Happ - two-year, $34 million contract


12/13/18 - acquired Tyler Hill from Detroit in exchange for cash

Players signed to minor league contracts

Right-handed pitcher Yoljeldriz Diaz
Right-handed pitcher Rex Brothers*
Right-handed pitcher Danny Coulombe*

*Invited to spring training


12/17/18 - Designated Parker Bridwell for assignment

12/21/18 - Los Angeles claimed Parker Bridwell off of waivers


Free agents signed

1/4/19 - Troy Tulowitzki - one-year, $555,000 contract

1/11/19 - Zack Britton - three-year, $39 million contract

1/14/19 - DJ LeMahieu - two-year, $24 million contract

1/24/19 - Adam Ottavino - three-year, $27 million contract


1/16/19 - acquired Ronald Roman and cash from Arizona in exchange for Tim Locastro

1/21/19 - traded Sonny Gray and Reiver Sanmartin to Cincinnati for Shed Long and future considerations

1/21/19 - traded Shed Long to Seattle for Josh Stowers

Players signed to minor league contracts and invited to spring training

Outfielder Billy Burns
Right-handed pitcher Drew Hutchison
Outfielder Matt Lipka
Right-handed pitcher Danny Farquhar


1/4/19 - Designated A.J. Cole for assignment (claimed by Cleveland)

1/11/19 - Designated Hanser Alberto for assignment (claimed by Baltimore)

1/14/19 - Designated Tim Locastro for assignment


Players signed to minor league contracts and invited to spring training

Catcher Jorge Saez
Right-handed pitcher David Hale

The rest of the non-roster invitees

Catcher Kellin Deglan
Third baseman Gio Urshela
Shortstop Kyle Holder
First baseman Mike Ford
Left-handed pitcher Nestor Cortes
Right-handed pitcher Cale Coshow
Right-handed pitcher Michael King
Right-handed pitcher Brady Lail
Right-handed pitcher Raynel Espinal
Catcher Francisco Diaz
Outfielder Estevan Florial
Outfielder Trey Amburgey
Right-handed pitcher Trevor Stephan
Left-handed pitcher Phillip Diehl