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Yankees announce 23 non-roster invitees for spring training

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These will be the players joining the Yankees’ 40-man roster in camp this year.

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Spring training is just around the corner, and with the calendar about to turn to February, the Yankees have released their list of non-roster invitees. Most of these players are on minor-league contracts and long shots to make the Opening Day roster, and a handful definitely will not simply because they happen to be prospects who need more time to develop in the minors. Others are just random catchers.

Nonetheless, it will still be exciting to see plenty of these players in exhibition games with the Yankees very soon! Pitchers and catchers report in 14 days. We will have more detailed breakdowns of these invitees very soon, but for now, here’s the rundown. If a player wasn’t with the organization last year, his 2016 team is noted. Keep in mind that some other notable prospects like Jorge Mateo and Miguel Andujar are already on the 40-man roster.

Pitchers

RHP Chance Adams
(Level at end of 2016: AA)

LHP Daniel Camarena
(Level at end of 2016: AA)

RHP J.P. Feyereisen
(Level at end of 2016: AA)

LHP Jason Gurka
(Level at end of 2016: AAA - Rockies)

RHP James Kaprielian
(Level at end of 2016: A+)

RHP Brady Lail
(Level at end of 2016: AAA)

LHP Joe Mantiply
(Level at end of 2016: MLB - Tigers)

LHP Jordan Montgomery
(Level at end of 2016: AAA)

RHP Nick Rumbelow
(Level at end of 2016: AAA)

LHP Evan Rutckyj
(Level at end of 2016: AA)

LHP Justus Sheffield
(Level at end of 2016: AA)

Catchers

C Wilkin Castillo
(Level at end of 2016: AAA - Blue Jays)

C Kellin Deglan
(Level at end of 2016: AA - Rangers)

C Francisco Diaz
(Level at end of 2016: AA)

C Jorge Saez
(Level at end of 2016: AA - Blue Jays)

Infielders

1B/OF Ji-Man Choi
(Level at end of 2016: MLB - Angels)

INF Pete Kozma
(Level at end of 2016: AAA)

INF Donovan Solano
(Level at end of 2016: MLB - Yankees)

INF Ruben Tejada
(Level at end of 2016: AAA - Giants)

SS Gleyber Torres
(Level at end of 2016: A+)

SS/2B Tyler Wade
(Level at end of 2016: AA)

Outfielders

CF Dustin Fowler
(Level at end of 2016: AA)

OF Clint Frazier
(Level at end of 2016: AAA)