I missed something when I put together the offseason calendar a couple of weeks ago: minor league free agency. Big whoop, I know. Still, the Yankees have a number of minor league free agents (as does every team), but they might actually add one or two of them to the 40-man roster before they file for free agency. Here’s a non-wholly inclusive list of Yankees minor leaguers eligible for free agency:

PlayerPositionHighest LevelAlt Site
Domingo AcevedoRHPAAAYes
Angel AguilarINFAANo
Daniel AlvarezRHPAAAYes
Kellin DeglanCAAANo
Chris Gittens1B/DHAAANo
Nick GreenRHPAAANo
Welfrin MateoIFAANo
Thomas MiloneOFAANo
Leonardo MolinaOFA+No
Eduardo NavasCAANo
Anderson SeverinoLHPAAANo

You may be familiar with some of these players, but these aren’t exactly exciting names. So, why am I bringing this up now, when the big fish free agents (i.e. DJ LeMahieu) are about to file in the coming days? Mainly, I suspect that teams are going to be a tad more aggressive in handing out 40-man spots to minor league free agents this year. Especially with all of the claims of significant financial losses around the league. So, if the Yankees really like one of these individuals, they will likely add them to the roster shortly to prevent the other 29 teams from calling.