Yankees add prospects Clayton Beeter, Agustin Ramirez to 40-man roster for Rule 5 defensive draft

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The Yankees added a RHP Peter Clayton and c Agustin Ramirez to the 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 Draft, which will be held Dec. 6 in Nashville, Tenn.

Players who signed 18 or earlier must be on a team’s 40-man roster in five seasons or can be selected by other MLB clubs through the Rule 5 draft. For those signed at 19 or older, four seasons of the timeline.

In the Major League level of the Rule 5 draft, a club pays $100,000 to select a player. The player will be offered back to his former team for $50,000 if he does not remain on the 26-man roster for the entire season.

Beeter (16) and Ramirez (24) are among the Yankees’ top 30 prospects, according to MLB.com.

New York acquired Beeter, now 25, from the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 2, 2022, in a trade for Joey Gallo. The Dodgers selected Beeter from Texas Tech with the 2020 MLB Draft No. 1 overall pick. 66.

Beeter, a member of the American League’s Game Futures 2023 roster, split last season with Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In 131.2 IP over games (26 starts) at the individual levels, Beeter was 9-7 with a 3.62 ERA and 1.37 WHIP.

Ramirez, 22, signed with the Yankees from the Dominican Republic for $400,000 in the 2018-19 offseason. This was the highest bonus for a Dominican catcher in that window.

In the 2023 season he spent time with the Low-A Tampa Tarpons, High-A Hudson Valley Renegades and Double-A Somerset. In 114 games over the three stops, Ramirez slashed .271/.364/.455 with 18 home runs and 69 RBI.

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