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Yankees invite 25 additional players to spring training

New York Yankees rightfielder Aaron Judge runs to

New York Yankees rightfielder Aaron Judge runs to the dugout during the fifth inning of a spring training game against the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Fla., Sunday, March 29, 2015. Credit: AP / Carlos Osorio

The Yankees have signed 15 players to minor-league contracts with an invitation to spring training and invited an additional 10 players to Tampa, the team announced Friday.

Sixty-five players are scheduled to report for the Yankees. Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 18, with the first workout scheduled for the next day. Position players report Feb. 24, with full-squad workouts beginning on Feb. 25.

Jorge Mateo, the team’s No. 1 prospect according to Baseball America, earned an invitation after hitting .278 with 66 runs, 40 RBIs and 82 stolen bases between Class A Charleston and Class A Tampa last season.

Seven of the 25 non-roster invitees originally were drafted by the Yankees, including 2013 first-round pick Aaron Judge and 2015 first-round pick James Kaprielian.

Catcher Kyle Higashioka, pitcher Diego Moreno and catcher Eddy Rodriguez, who were in the organization last season, are among the minor-leaguers to land invitations.

Those signed to minor-league deals

LHP Richard Bleier

RHP Tyler Cloyd

C Carlos Corporan

C Francisco Diaz

INF Jonathan Diaz

C Kyle Higashioka

INF Pete Kozma

RHP Diego Moreno

RHP Vinnie Pestano

OF Cesar Puello

C Eddy Rodriguez

INF Deibinson Romero

INF Donovan Solano

RHP Anthony Swarzak

C Sebastian Valle

Other invitees

OF Dustin Fowler

RHP Domingo German

RHP Chad Green

OF Aaron Judge

RHP James Kaprielian

RHP Brady Lail

INF Jorge Mateo

C Santiago Nessy

INF Tyler Wade

LHP Tyler Webb


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