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2014 Yankees who won't be returning in 2015

A look at some former Yankees who won't be returning to the team in 2015.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

This offseason has seen the departure of several former members of the Yankees, mostly through trades or free agency. Some of them were homegrown players who had been with the team for years, while others only played in a handful of big league games. There's been a lot of focus on the new additions to the team, but with the offseason winding down, it seems like a good time to reflect on who won't be returning. Here's a look at some of the 2014 Yankees who you won't see in pinstripes in 2015:

Ichiro Suzuki - After being traded from the Mariners in the middle of 2012, Ichiro went on to spend two more seasons with the Yankees. Due to various injuries, he spent more time in the outfield than anyone ever would have predicted, adding up to over 2,000 innings in 2013 and 2014 combined. During his time with the Yankees, Ichiro hit .281/.314/.364, hit 13 home runs and stole 49 bases. It was clear that he would not be returning to the team in 2015, but it remained to be seen if any other team would be willing to sign him as he continued his quest for 3,000 MLB hits. On Friday, news broke that the Marlins and Ichiro have agreed to a one-year deal worth two million dollars. He currently has 2,844 hits, and while it seems unlikely that he'll be given enough playing time to reach 3K this season, maybe he'll play well enough that he can find another contract in 2016.

Shawn Kelley - Another former Mariner, the Yankees traded outfielder Abraham Almonte for Kelley prior to the start of the 2013 season. During his two seasons with the New York, Kelley pitched 105 innings out of the bullpen and put up a 4.46 ERA, 3.33 FIP and 1.29 WHIP along with 11.8 K/9, 3.7 BB/9 and 1.1 HR/9. Brian Cashman ended up working out a trade with the Padres to send Kelley over in exchange for a prospect, right-handed reliever Johnny Barbato. Kelley was essentially replaced on the roster by David Carpenter, who Cashman acquired in a trade with the Braves for Manny Banuelos. The move ended up saving the Yankees money, as Carpenter was in his first year of arbitration eligibility and they were able to work out a contract worth $1.275 million, while Kelley will be earning $2.8 million from the Padres.

David Robertson - The Yankees lost a homegrown player when they opted to let Robertson leave to free agency and sign with the White Sox. From being the eighth inning setup guy for Mariano Rivera, to taking over the role of closer last season, D-Rob was stupendous as a Yankee. Through seven seasons and nearly 400 innings pitched, Robertson had a 2.81 ERA, 2.74 FIP, 11.99 K/9, 3.8 BB/9, 0.69 HR/9 and was worth 9.2 fWAR. While his walk rate was high during the first four seasons (above 4.4 BB/9), that number dropped considerably during his final three seasons. Instead of signing him to a new contract, the Yankees elected to sign lefty Andrew Miller, which will save the team money in the long-run.

Francisco Cervelli - Though he might be the most of-injured player in recent memory, Cervelli was a good backup catcher during the times that he was healthy. He spent seven seasons with the Yankees, which somehow only added up to 250 total games played, mostly because he had the worst luck with fluke injuries (then there was the 50-game Biogenesis suspension). As a Yankee he hit .287/.348/.381 with a .729 OPS. In one of the first moves of the offseason, Cashman traded Cervelli to the Pirates for left-handed reliever Justin Wilson. After carrying five catchers on the 40-man roster for far too long, it made sense to deal him.

Others - There are also a couple of players who didn't see much playing time last season and who have ended up with other teams. Among them are Eury Perez and Zoilo Almonte. The outfielders somehow both ended up on the Braves, who seem to be collecting former Yankees this offseason. Perez was designated for assignment a few days ago, and claimed off of waivers, while Almonte was signed to a one-year deal as a free agent. Neither player is likely to be missed going forward. Almonte hit just .211/.242/.282 in his limited time in the majors, while Perez only made it into four games in pinstripes.