Tyler Wade is the victim of last minute proposal by Brian Cashman.
The Yankees choose the Triple-A utility of Scranton / Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, a move that was shocked before Saturday's Colorado trade for outfielder Mike Tauchman.
When Clint Frazier selects minors, Wade seems to have made the Open Day roster, which breaks Frazier for a roaming-outfield situation in the wake of the injuries of Aaron Hicks and Jacoby Ellsbury. But the Yankees apparently chose Tauchman over Wade, a natural infielder trying to make himself more aware.
Tauchman, 28, played a long time in majors over the last two years and has been batted. 323 with 20 home runs and 12 Hiding in 112 Triple-A games last season.
"It's exciting to get a guy who thinks we are pretty talented and can play multiple outfield positions," said Aaron Boone Saturday of Tauchman, who lost 153 (9-for-59) to 52 racing game for the Rockies. "Our understanding is that he can play all three."
They are less confident about Wade, who have been volleying between SWB and Yankees in the last two seasons, never fully seated in one place.