29 Thunder Alums Highlight Yankees Spring Invite List

Of the 67 invites to Major League spring training that the Yankees handed out today — all members of the 40-man roster and 27 additional players — 29 have worn a Trenton Thunder uniform.

Here’s a look at the Yankees spring training roster, as it stands, separated by 40-man roster players and non-roster invitees (NRI).  Thunder players are denoted in BOLD:

40-Man Pitchers: Dellin Betances, A.J. Burnett, Cesar Cabral, Joba Chamberlain, Pedro Feliciano, Freddy Garcia, Phil Hughes, George Kontos, Hiroki Kuroda, Boone Logan, Brad Meyers, D.J. Mitchell, Ivan Nova, David Phelps, Michael Pineda, Mariano Rivera, David Robertson, C.C. Sabathia, Rafael Soriano, Cory Wade

NRI Pitchers: Manny Banuelos, Danny Burawa, Juan Cedeno, Matt Daley, Manny Delcarmen, Brett Marshall, Adam Miller, Mike O’Connor, Hideki Okajima, Ryan Pope, Graham Stoneburner, Adam Warren, Kevin Whelan, Chase Whitley

40-Man Catchers: Francisco Cervelli, Russell Martin, Austin Romine

NRI Catchers: Jose Gil, Kyle Higashioka, Gustavo Molina, J.R. Murphy, Gary Sanchez

40-Man Infielders: David Adams, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter *, Corban Joseph, Brandon Laird, Eduardo Nunez, Ramiro Pena, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira

NRI Infielders: Doug Bernier, Russell Branyan, Billy Hall, Jayson Nix, Jorge Vazquez

40-Man Outfielders: Zoilo Almonte, Chris Dickerson, Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson, Andruw Jones, Justin Maxwell, Melky Mesa, Nick Swisher

NRI Outfielders: Colin Curtis, Cole Garner, DeWayne Wise

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com


5 Responses to “29 Thunder Alums Highlight Yankees Spring Invite List”

  1. yanksince57 Says:

    i’m just happy to see that so much deadwood has been removed from the farm system, especially among the rhp!

  2. Tom from Philly Says:

    Great coverage on this Mike.

  3. thunderbaseball Says:


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