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Rob Refsnyder | Outfielder | #38

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 5 (0) / NYY
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Yankees recalled INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Refsnyder is 5-for-29 (.172) with one double and one triple over 15 games with the Yankees this season. He'll function in a utility role in his return to the majors. Jun 26 - 12:41 PM

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Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Refsnyder has batted just .172/.226/.276 in 31 plate appearances this season at the major league level, and he was 3-for-19 (.158) in June.
Jun 22 - 2:58 PM

Yankees recalled INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

This is the corresponding move to Jacoby Ellsbury's placement on the 7-day concussion disabled list late Wednesday night. Refsnyder has logged just three at-bats this season at the major league level.
May 25 - 10:19 AM

Yankees recalled INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He'll be the team's 26th man for Sunday's doubleheader with the Astros. Refsnyder was up for a bit earlier this month but barely played.
May 14 - 10:51 AM

Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The club needed another relief arm after Sunday's 18-inning game, so Refsnyder got squeezed off the roster. He didn't receive any starts in his few days with the club.
May 8 - 4:57 PM

Yankees recalled INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He's taking the place of Greg Bird, who was placed on the DL with a bruised right ankle. The 26-year-old has hit just .260 with one homer in 77 at-bats for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this year. A jack of all trades, Refsnyder should see playing time at both first base and outfield with Bird and Jacoby Ellsbury (elbow) both battling injuries.
May 2 - 3:43 PM

Rob Refsnyder will play first base, second base, third base and right field for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The Yankees are hoping Refsnyder will be able to fill a utility role when he gets the call to New York later this year. Refsnyder has already shown considerable versatility at the major league level, starting games at first, second and both corner outfield spots for the pinstripes last season.
Apr 5 - 10:19 AM

Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

There have been trade rumors swirling around Refsnyder all spring, but the Yankees have not been able to finalize a deal. The 26-year-old former prospect batted just .250/.328/.309 in 175 plate appearances last season at the major league level and he also struggled at the dish this spring.
Mar 30 - 9:25 AM

According to George A. King III of the New York Post, the Rays have shown interest in Yankees utilityman Rob Refsnyder.

King notes that the Yankees subbed Refsnyder into their Grapefruit League game against the Rays on Sunday, having him play an inning in left field and four in right field. Refsnyder went 1-for-1 with a double and a walk at the dish. He's fallen down the depth chart in New York after his disappointing showing in 2016, but the 26-year-old posted promising numbers throughout the minor leagues and was once considered a sizable part of the Yankees' future. King reported back in early March that the Yankees were listening to offers on Refsnyder.
Mar 27 - 9:53 AM

George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have let other clubs know that they are listening to offers on Rob Refsnyder.

The 25-year-old utility man slashed .250/.328/.309 in 175 plate appearances with the Yankees in 2016. While he has one minor league option remaining, he looks unlikely to win a bench job on the Yankees' Opening Day roster.
Mar 5 - 10:54 PM

Yankees recalled INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Refsnyder has hit .264/.336/.328 with the big club this season while playing a variety of positions. He'll operate in a utility role again.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 12:57:00 PM

Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The Yankees needed some fresh arms after Nathan Eovaldi lasted only one inning Wednesday against Boston. Refsnyder's demotion is still a little surprising given the team's lack of outfield depth. The 25-year-old utility player shouldn't have to wait long for his next chance in the big leagues. At worst, he'll return when rosters expand in September.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 05:09:00 PM

Rob Refsnyder got the start at first base on Saturday and came through with two hits in three chances and drove in the Yankees' only run of the evening.

The Yankees have no obvious candidates to replace the injured Mark Teixeira, especially now that Chris Parmelee is also hurt. The two hits helped Refsnyder boost his average to a still poor .233, but he has a good minor league track record with the bat. Refsnyder could lock down the first base job if he can hit well for the next couple of weeks.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 10:58:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Rob Refsnyder will serve as the primary first baseman for the time being.

With Chris Parmelee (hamstring) and Mark Teixeira (knee) both on the disabled list, Girardi's first base options are mighty thin. Refsnyder will earn the bulk of the at-bats as things stand right now. According to Girardi, evaluators within the Yankees do not currently feel it is the right time to call up Nick Swisher. So, for the time being, Refsnyder will be earning starting at-bats.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Rob Refsnyder will bat second Tuesday against the Angels.

Refsynder will move up in the order with southpaw David Huff on the hill for the Angels. The 25-year-old has batted just .227 (5-for-22) with four doubles through eight games with the Yankees this season, but he's in a good situation to provide value in AL-only formats.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 03:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
2Tyler Wade
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Jordan Montgomery
6Luis Cessa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Chad Green
7Ronald Herrera
8Tyler Webb