Yankees sign LHP Nestor Oronel to a minor-league deal
Oronel, 20, was released by Pittsburgh at the end of March. Originally an international free agent signee of the Pirates in 2013, Oronel spent three seasons in their organization, and last year was 0-6 with a 5.53 ERA in 15 games (eight starts) at Advanced Rookie-level Bristol.
Spencer, 24, was the Yankees' eighth-round pick out of UC-Irvine in 2014. He hit .303 with five home runs and 69 RBI in 193 games over three seasons, including a .271-5-35 line over 93 games between Class-A Charleston and Class-A Advanced Tampa in 2016.