Via The NY Post & Josh Norris, the Yankees have released minor league RHP Grant Duff, IF Reegie Corona, and OF Preston Mattingly. Duff, 29, has thrown just 46.2 IP over the last two seasons while battling arm problems. He threw really hard and was one of the team’s better relief prospects back in the day. The 25-year-old Corona hasn’t played since breaking his arm in 2010. A no-hit, all-glove type, he managed to spend two full years on the 40-man roster and was even a Rule 5 Draft pick of the Mariners back in 2008. Never really understood that whole thing. The Yankees signed Mattingly — Don’s son — in January and he never played in an official game for them.
Via Marc Carig, the Yankees sent righties Grant Duff and Zach McAllister, as well as catcher Jose Gil across the street to minor league camp. This is after nine players were sent down last night. The hard throwing Duff semi-broke out last year, hitting the upper-90’s at times. He wasn’t added to the 40-man roster after the season yet went unselected in the Rule 5 Draft, and there’s a non-zero chance we’ll see him in the Bronx at some point in 2010. Gil is a minor league lifer, and you all know McAllister.