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Yankees prospect report: Clayton Beeter’s season in jeopardy, but Caleb Durbin expected to return in 2024



ST PETERSBURG — After a strong spring and a scoreless inning in his major league debut, Clayton Beeter looked capable of helping the Yankees this season.

However, the club sent the 25-year-old righty to Triple-A immediately after he made his first big league appearance in the second game of the season. There, Beeter recorded a 2.53 ERA over seven starts before being shut down with an unspecified right shoulder injury in mid-May.

Now the rest of his season is in jeopardy, Brian Cashman said Tuesday. The general manager added that the Yankees will know more following Beeter’s upcoming appointment with Dr. Keith Meister.

Beeter, acquired from the Dodgers for Joey Gallo in 2022, is considered the Yankees’ 13th-best prospect by MLB.com. He’s battled other injuries in the past, including Tommy John surgery.

While Beeter may not pitch again in 2024, Cashman told the Daily News that Caleb Durbin is expected back this season.

The versatile infield prospect has not played since getting hit on the hand/wrist by a pitch on May 23. He’s on the 60-day injured list at Triple-A.

Cashman didn’t respond when asked to clarify Durbin’s specific injury. If he suffered a fracture, as has been assumed, it’s unclear how severe or if surgery was required.

When asked about Durbin’s status a few weeks ago, a Yankees spokesperson said that the team’s position is that it doesn’t need to provide details on injuries to players who are not on the 40-man roster.

While Durbin is not on the 40-man or ranked by MLB.com, the 24-year-old is a prospect of interest. A contact hitter who has played all over the diamond, Durbin was hitting .299/.413/.458 with 17 doubles, three home runs, 36 RBI, 20 stolen bases, 30 walks and 21 strikeouts over 47 Triple-A games.

After impressing people throughout the Yankees’ organization in spring training, Durbin is potential long-term replacement for Gleyber Torres, an impending free agent.

YANKEES MAKE A BULLPEN MOVE

The Yankees added an experienced reliever on Wednesday, agreeing to a minor league deal with former Blue Jays pitcher Tim Mayza.

The Athletic’s Katie Woo and Brendan Kuty reported the signing.

Mayza, a 32-year-old lefty, has suffered quite the fall after being downright dominant in 2023. Last year, he recorded a 1.52 ERA over 69 games. This year, however, he logged an 8.03 ERA over 35 games for Toronto.

Plagued by a drop in velocity on his sinker, Mayza was designated for assignment on June 29 and released on July 5, ending a seven-season run with the Jays.

LITTLE NEW ON DOMíNGUEZ

Aaron Boone said that Jasson Domínguez is in Tampa at the Yankees’ player development complex, but he’s not doing “much of anything yet.”

“Still got a ways to go there,” Boone continued on Tuesday.

Domínguez suffered a significant left oblique strain in mid-June. At the time, Boone said the top prospect wouldn’t play in games for eight weeks.

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