The Royals added Foster Griffin, Jeison Guzman, Nick Heath and Carlos Hernandez to the 50-man roster. They designated for assignment Jorge Bonafacio, Nick Dini, Conner Greene and Arnoldo Hernandez to make room on the roster. Teams had until 7pm central time to finalize their 40-man rosters for the Rule 5 draft at the Winter Meetings in December.
The New York Yankees released OF Jacoby Ellsbury to make room on its 40-man roster. Ellsbury signed a 7-year, $153 million contract with the Yankees after leaving Boston as a free agent. The Yankees will eat the final $26 million of that contract. Injuries hurt Ellsbury’s time with the club.