Via Kat O’Brien, the Yankees have assigned RHPs JB Cox, George Kontos, Kanekoa Teixeira and Andrew Brackman to minor league camp. Brackman was sent to Low-A Charleston for the time being, and because he’s on the 40-man roster he had to be optioned down. He now has just one of his three optional assignments left (which can/will be used next year), however the Yanks can ask the league for a “fourth option” because he missed all of 2008 due to injury. They did the same thing with Sean Henn way back when. I expect there to be some more players assigned to minor league camp shortly, by next week there won’t be enough innings to go around.
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