Via LoHud, the Yankees have returned Rule 5 pick Jamie Hoffmann to the Dodgers. While the team could still send a player to the Dodgers for Hoffmann, based on numerous reports, the Yankees simply do not have a roster spot for him right now. Randy Winn has already made the team, and as George King reported this weekend, the Yankees are planning on taking Marcus Thames, currently signed to a minor league deal, north with them next week. Thames will reportedly play left field when the Yanks face southpaws, but with his suspect abilities in the outfield, I wonder if the team is willing to take that defensive risk two or three times a week.
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