Yankees Release 4 More MiLB Players


The New York Yankees are doing some house cleaning before the start of spring training, releasing four more minor-league players from their contracts.

Foremost among that quartet is former top prospect Angelo Gumbs, who was drafted in the second round in 2010. Gumbs, 23,  was ranked as high as No. 7 in the system by Baseball America in 2012 and by MLB.com in 2013, but in six seasons with the Yankees he hit just .231 over 1,377 at bats in 369 games. He reached Class-A Advanced Tampa in mid-2013 but never advanced past that level, and he hit just .176 in 59 games for the T-Yanks last year.

He was scooped up almost immediately, however, signing a minor-league contract with the Cincinnati Reds.

The other three players the Yankees released were outfielders Teodoro Martinez and Griff Gordon and catcher/infielder Isaias Tejeda.

Martinez, 23, only played 16 games a member of the Yankees organization, with 13 of them in the Gulf Coast League. He was signed by New York during the season for additional depth, and hit .106 in 47 at-bats.

Gordon, 23, was a 27th round pick in 2014  and split the 2015 season between the Staten Island Yankees and Charleston RiverDogs, hitting .260 with 22 RBI in 63 games.

Tejeda, 24, had been with the Yankees since he signed with them in September 2009. Through most of his career he was a catcher, but he converted into a corner infielder last season, playing 29 games at third base and 17 games at first base.

The highlight of his career came in 2014 when he was a mid-season All-Star for the Staten Island Yankees, and last year, Tejeda hit .277 with five homers and 22 RBI in 90 games between Charleston and Tampa,



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