Non Roster Invitee: Royce Ring – Yankees

Good grief is there anyone who wasn’t invited to camp by the New York Yankees?

Boone Logan and Royce Ring have been fighting for the second lefty spot in the pen. Logan is guaranteed north of 500,000 while Ring is guaranteed a pair of Yankee pants.

While Ring has pitched 4.1 scoreless innings this spring with 5 k’s, a walk and a single hit allowed Logan hasn’t done anything to lose the position. He’s countered with 6 innings of 2 run ball strike out 4 and allowing just a walk and two hits. It’s worth nothing that the walk and two hits allowed all came in game against Pittsburgh on 3/9.

Ring last appeared in the majors with the Braves in 2008 sporting an ugly8.46 ERA and last year was released prior to the season by St. Louis.

Even if Logan breaks camp with the Yankees he’s no sure bet to remain the second lefty for the club this season. Meaning Ring could reemerge later this season if he remains with the club. Even should Ring fail to remain a Yankee I have a feeling that some team will give him a chance based on the above reasons.

Non-Roster Invitees
Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
90 Wilkins Arias L/L 6-1 150 11/04/80
86 Jeremy Bleich L/L 6-2 185 06/18/87
82 Grant Duff R/R 6-6 210 12/19/82
60 Jason Hirsh R/R 6-8 250 02/20/82
27 Kei Igawa L/L 6-1 210 07/13/79
80 Zach McAllister R/R 6-5 230 12/08/87
72 D.J. Mitchell R/R 6-2 165 05/13/87
40 Dustin Moseley R/R 6-4 215 12/26/81
96 Ryan Pope R/R 6-3 190 05/21/86
47 Royce Ring L/L 6-0 220 12/21/80
93 Amaury Sanit R/R 5-8 205 07/04/79
70 Zack Segovia R/R 6-2 245 04/11/83
81 Kevin Whelan R/R 6-0 200 01/08/84
Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
99 Jose Gil R/R 6-0 170 09/04/86
92 Kyle Higashioka R/R 6-1 190 04/20/90
83 Jesus Montero R/R 6-4 225 11/28/89
85 P.J. Pilittere R/R 6-0 215 11/23/81
12 Mike Rivera R/R 6-1 235 09/08/76
84 Austin Romine R/R 6-1 195 11/22/88
Infielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
97 Brandon Laird R/R 6-1 215 09/11/87
95 Jorge Vazquez R/R 6-0 225 03/15/82
Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
98 Colin Curtis L/L 6-1 200 02/01/85
66 Reid Gorecki R/R 6-1 175 12/22/80
38 Marcus Thames R/R 6-2 220 03/06/77
79 Jon Weber L/L 5-10 190 01/20/78
78 David Winfree R/R 6-3 230 08/05/85