Yankees invited LHP Heath Phillips, C Kyle Anson, C Jason Brown, INF Bernie Castro, OF Justin Christian, OF Colin Curtis, INF Eric Duncan, OF Brett Gardner, RHP Daniel Giese, INF Nick Green, RHP Alan Horne, OF Austin Jackson, RHP Steven Jackson, OF Jason Lane, RHP Daniel McCutchen, RHP Mark Melancon, C Jesus Montero, C P.J. Pilittere, OF Greg Porter, INF Cody Ransom, RHP Darrell Rasner, C Austin Romine, RHP Scott Strickland, OF Jose Tabata, LHP Billy Traber and INF Marcos Vechionacci to Spring Training.
Phillips and Rasner should have signed with teams with less pitching depth. Rasner, especially, could be a useful fifth starter, but he'll need multiple injuries in order to get another shot with the Yankees. Besides Phillips, the most notable imports are Strickland, who could be a serviceable middle reliever given the chance, plus the two infielders, Green and Ransom. Either could be a better choice than Alberto Gonzalez when a spare is needed.