The Yankees continued trimming down the amount of players in camp on Tuesday, reassigning seven position players to minor league camp. Chad Jennings of the Journal News reports that top prospects Tyler Austin and Gary Sanchez, as well as Double-A infielder Rob Segedin were among Tuesday’s cuts.
Austin, who broke onto the prospect’s stage last season, will likely join Segedin on the Opening Day roster for the Trenton Thunder. Sanchez, who has been rated as the top prospect in the organization, will likely open the season with the Florida State League’s Tampa Yankees. Segedin split time between Tampa and Trenton last season, shuffling between third base and the outfield. In 2013, Segedin is slated to see the majority of his time at third base.
Other players reassigned were catchers Francisco Arcia and Kyle Higashioka, first baseman Greg Bird, and shortstop Cito Culver. Bird is arguably the most intriguing of the group, and has been pegged as one of the organization’s candidates for a breakout season in 2013.
The moves leave 74 players remaining in the major league camp.