On Monday Baseball America released their weekly look at minor league transactions throughout baseball and in addition to the four releases we reported last week the Yankees have released three more players. According to Matt Eddy the Yankees released shortstop Bryan Cuevas, outfielders Jordan Barnes and Jose Infante.
Cuevas, 22, would be considered the best prospect out of the three but in 4 seasons in the Yankees system he has yet to play any games above rookie-ball. Last season he appeared in 44 games for the GCL Yankees and hit just .252. This was a year removed from hitting .356 over 40 games in the GCL. Throughout his career Bryan hit .299 with 38 doubles, 21 triples and 9 homeruns in 193 games. He stole 35 bases and had 98 RBIs.
Barnes, 21, was drafted by the Yankees in the 15th round of the 2013 First-Year-Player Draft out of Northwest Mississippi Community College. In 3 seasons in the Gulf Coast League he hit only .199 with 8 doubles, 2 triples and 2 homeruns over 130 games.
Infante, 22, was a switch-hitting OF who has been with the organization since 2014. In 2 seasons in the minors he hit just .225 with 11 doubles, 9 triples and 2 homeruns over 106 career games.
In addition, Eddy reported that the Yankees signed international free agent right-handed pitcher Wandy Soto.