Boy the Yanks are really picking the bones of the Cleveland 40-man clean, huh? Every casualty that gets cut to make room for a new signing pretty much has a Yankee MiL contract waiting for him when he finishes cleaning out his locker. Maybe somebody should tell the front office that these moves don't make up for not offering Swish a contract.
The latest Quad-A warm body is Thomas Neal, a 25-year outfielder with a 7-year MiL career in 2 systems and 9 games of 2012 Major League service under his belt. He had some pretty good years in the lower levels of the San Fran system, and even posted a .343 wOBA for their Triple-A affiliate in 2011. But he got dropped back down to Double-A in Cleveland's system last year, so take that however you want to judge the guy's ceiling. For what it's worth, he's got decent MiL numbers, good power, some speed, tolerable K and BB rates, and can play multiple positions. Blah, blah, blah.
Diaz. Canzler. Neal. Somehow I don't think these guys are going to be battling for a spot on Pinstriped Bible's Top 100 Yankees list.