147 players, 13 Yankees officially become free agents


As I mentioned this morning, eligible players officially became free agents at 9am ET this morning. They still have to wait five days to sign with new teams, however. The MLBPA released a list of all 147 free agents this afternoon, which you can check out right here. Among those 147 players are 13 Yankees: Robinson Cano, Joba Chamberlain, Curtis Granderson, Travis Hafner, Phil Hughes, Hiroki Kuroda, Boone Logan, Lyle Overbay, Andy Pettitte, Mark Reynolds, Mariano Rivera, Brendan Ryan, and Kevin Youkilis.

There are currently 28 players on the 40-man roster, though Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter, Corban Joseph, Jayson Nix, Francisco Cervelli, and CC Sabathia all have to be activated off the 60-day DL by Monday. So, in reality, there are 34 players on the 40-man.

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  1. Pseudoyanks says:

    Youk, we hardly knew ye. *thus perpetuating a horrible NY tabloid cliche*

  2. Cindy says:

    So who are the players who are “on the 40-man but not really?” Nixy? Stewie?

  3. King George says:

    Reynolds will return. Bank on it.

  4. jim p says:

    Of the 13, I’d try to keep 6:
    Cano, Granderson, Kuroda, Logan, Reynolds, Ryan.

    Ryan depending on if we get a real shortstop or not; Reynolds as backup at 3B, and 1B for Tex (not sure he can play a whole year anymore). At least a bat off the bench.

  5. Jedile says:

    Of the 13, these are the players I would keep:
    Cano, Granderson, Kuroda, logan, Rernolds, Rivera, and Ryan


  6. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Let the pants-shutting begin.

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