Yankees cut 5 pitchers in latest roster trim

TAMPA — A day after logging another solid spring outing, right-hander Deivi Garcia was relaxing in his locker at the Yankees clubhouse late Tuesday afternoon when pitching coach Matt Blake came over.

After Blake made eye contact, Blake motioned for Garcia to get going.

A meeting at manager Aaron Boone’s office brought bad news.

Garcia was voted into the minor-league camp as part of the recent cuts.


The Yankees also reassigned four pitchers — right-handers Matt Bowman, Demarcus Evans and Ryan Weber, and left-hander Tanner Tully.

Garcia’s disappointment was to be expected, but the right-hander made big strides this spring after two nightmarish seasons, a 6.85 ERA in Triple-A in 2021 and a 6.89 pitching last season in Double-A and Triple -A.

That spring, Garcia was 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA in three outings, allowing for two runs over 7 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts and four walks. On Monday, he conceded a 3 1/3 inning run on a solo homer in a relief game against the Twins.

Now the 23-year-old Dominican has to do it in real games, similar to his 2020 rise up the organizational ladder to the big leagues, which included a postseason start.

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The latest cuts have the Yankees roster at 51 players — 25 pitchers and 26 position players.

Here’s the Yankees lineup:


START pitchers (8): RHP Gerrit Cole; LHP Nestor Cortes; RHP Domingo German; z-RHP Luis Gil; z-RHP Frankie Montas; LHP Carlos Rodon; RHP Clarke Schmidt; RHP Luis Severino.

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TOOLS (17): RHP Albert Abreu; RHP Jimmy Cordero; x-RHP Tyler Danish; z-RHP Scott Efross; x-RHP Ian Hamilton; RHP Clay Holmes; z-RHP Tommy Kahnle; RHP Michael King; LHP Matt Krook; RHP RHP Jonathan Loaisiga; Ron Marinacchio; x-RHP James Norwood; LHP Wandy Peralta; x-LHP Nick Ramirez; RHP x-LHP Lisandro Santos; z-RHP Lou Trivino; RHP Greg Weissert.

CATCHER (5): x – Rodolfo Duran; x – Carlos Narvaez; Kyle Higashioka; e.g. Ben Rortvedt; Jose Trevino

INFIELDERS (9): x – Wilmer Difo; Josh Donaldson; Isiah Kiner-Falefa; DJ LeMahieu; Oswald Peraza; Anthony Rizzo; Gleyber Torres; x—Anthony Volpe; x Jamie Westbrook.

OUTFIELDERS (12): z Harrison Bader; x – Jake Bauers; Oswaldo Cabrera; x- Willie Calhoun; x-Jasson Dominguez; Estevan flowers; Aaron Hicks; Aaron Richter; x-Michael Hermosillo; x – Billy McKinney; x-Rafael Ortega; Gian Carlo Stanton

x non-roster players

z-will start the season on the injured list.

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