Austin, Sanchez among seven Yankees reassigned

03/05/2013 4:18 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
The New York Yankees announced a second round of spring cuts on Tuesday night, with six players – including two of their top prospects – officially reassigned to Minor League Camp and one more optioned to the Minors.

Catcher Gary Sanchez and outfielder Tyler Austin, two of the Yankees’ two three prospects on almost every ranking list, were among the six cuts, and were joined by catchers Francisco Arcia and Kyle Higashioka, third baseman/outfielder Rob Segedin, and the team’s top overall pick in 2010, shortstop Cito Culver.

In addition, the Yankees announced that infielder David Adams, who has missed all of Spring Training so far while dealing with a back injury, has been optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, with that option effective Tuesday.

The latest group of cuts was announced following the team's 2-0 loss to the Braves on Tuesday night, and came just hours after the team also officially revealed that outfielder Adonis Garcia suffered a fractured left hamate bone on Sunday and would have surgery later in the week.

According to the team release announcing the roster moves, the Yankees now have 66 players in Major League camp: 35 pitchers, five catchers, 13 infielders, 12 outfielders and one designated hitter.

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