The MLB's offseason officially kicked off with the opening of free agency on Thursday, and many clubs around baseball already began making tweaks to their rosters. More than 131 players elected free agency and teams quickly filled out their 40-man rosters to reflect those departures.
That includes the New York Yankees. New York selected two minor leaguers to the 40-man on Thursday afternoon.
A pair of pitchers, Jhony Brito and Matt Krook were added to New York's 40-man roster. The Yankees outrighted Tim Locastro off the roster in a corresponding move.
Brito is the No. 22 ranked prospect in New York's minor leagues while Krook is unranked. Both players have spent the last seven years in New York's farm system and faced free agency had the Yankees not added them to the 40-man roster.
Brito pitched for the Triple-A club in 2022 and owns a career 3.71 ERA across five minor league seasons. Krook owns two seasons of Triple-A experience, tossing a 3.76 ERA across 215.1 innings pitched.
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