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TAMPA, FL - MARCH 4: General view as the New York Yankees play against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 4, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. The Phillies defeated the Yankees 3-1. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Yankees add two non-roster invitees to Spring Training


The Yankees announced that they have invited left-handed pitchers J.R. Graham and James Reeves to spring training as non-roster invitees. That gives the Yankees 65 players scheduled to reportย to camp this month.

Graham pitched 19 games for the Yankees’ minor league affiliates last season going 2-1 with a 1.65 earned run average. The Yankees claimed Graham off waivers from the Minnesota Twins last season after he was designated for assignment. In 40 career games in the MLB with the Twins, Graham owns a 5.10 ERA. The 26-year-old gives the Yankees bullpen depth at the major and minor league levels.

A 2015 10th round pick, Reeves is entering his third season with the Yankees organization. Last season, Reeves went through three levels with the Yankees. He was a combined 6-2 with a 2.22 ERA in 32 games for single-A, high-A and double-A last season. Of the 32 games, he made 12 starts. He seems slated to begin in double-A after pitching only four innings for Trenton without surrendering a run last season.

Pitchers and catchers report Tuesday, Feb. 14th. Position players are scheduled to report Saturday, Feb. 18th.