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Yankees rumors: New York fielding offers for Rob Refsnyder

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Starlin Castro essentially took Refsnyder’s would-be on the Yankees roster.

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With Starlin Castro set to open the season as New York’s starting second baseman, the Yankees are taking offers for infielder Rob Refsnyder, according to The New York Post’s George A. King III.

Refsnyder, 25, was drafted by the Yankees in the fifth round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft. He is a controllable piece who isn’t arbitration eligible until 2019 and won’t be a free agent until 2023.

Refsnyder has appeared in a combined 74 games with the Yankees the last two seasons and hit .262/.332/.354 with two home runs and 17 RBIs. He is a career .293 minor league hitter who is also capable of playing in the outfield. 2023.

The Yankees don’t have a clear spot for Refsnyder to play, which justifies the fact they’re fielding offers. However, given the fact he is a controllable piece with some major league experience, it’s unlikely the club moves him if the return isn’t ideal.