Refsnyder, who played first base, second base, left field and right field, had a hard time playing well in those spots in parts of three seasons with the Yankees, who drafted him in the fifth round back in the 2012 MLB Draft. The 26-year-old had hit .241 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 94 games. This year, he had been slashing a dismal .135/.200/.216 in 20 games before he was designated for assignment on Wednesday — the same day the Yankees acquired All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier, former closer David Robertson and reliever Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox.
As for McBroom, he is an up-and-coming first baseman since being drafted by Toronto in the 15th round back in 2014. This year, the 25-year-old right-handed hitter had batted .243 with 19 doubles, 12 homers and 54 RBI in 96 games in his first full season at Double-A New Hampshire. McBroom, who was ranked as the Blue Jays’ No. 30 overall prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, was assigned to Double-A Trenton. He now joins a list of young first baseman in the organization that includes Greg Bird, Tyler Austin and Garrett Cooper, who was acquired in a trade with the Brewers on July 13.