Yankees Former Top Prospect Goes Unclaimed On Waivers; Sent Outright

The New York Yankees made the decision to designate outfielder Estevan Florial for assignment a few days ago, as his performance at the major league level has not lived up to his previous promise as a top prospect.

The move was made in anticipation of a pitching acquisition, as the team hinted at a possible move. However, in a slightly surprising turn of events, Florial went unclaimed on waivers and has now been outrighted to the Yankees' Triple-A team in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Although his major league numbers were subpar, the Yankees will be pleased to retain him as an outfield option for their farm system. With a meager .579 OPS across 30 games in the majors, Florial will look to improve his performance and earn his way back to the big leagues in the future.

For his minor-league career, the 25-year-old holds a .267/.350/.444 triple-slash line, with 74 home runs, 306 RBIs, 125 stolen bases, and 397 runs scored across 580 games played. Photo Credit: Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports