When Rob Refsnyder first broke onto the scene, the Yankees believed that he would make an impact at the big league level at a single position.
Now, the Yankees have changed that original plan.
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees are hoping that Refsnyder can adjust to playing multiple positions. The 26-year-old will begin the season in Triple-A, and will see playing time at first base, second base, third base and right field.
Refsnyder has been greatly impacted by the organization’s recent acquisitions. As the organization has upgraded their farm system, he is becoming the odd-man out.
If Refsnyder can prove that he can play multiple positions, it’s possible that he ends up on the big league roster. Utility players are a luxury to have, and would definitely benefit the Yankees roster in the long haul.
He doesn’t stand out at any specific position, but has the ability to handle multiple positions. His versatility could ultimately be the key as to whether or not he finds his way back to the big leagues.
The Yankees are hopeful that Refsnyder can embrace this utility role. If he can rebuild his value, the organization can elect to bring him back to the big leagues and see if the role could suit him. If it doesn’t work out, possible trade options could ultimately be explored.