10 Former Yankees without jobs heading into Spring Training

Heading into Spring Training several former Yankees are without jobs to start the season.

Feb 19, 2024; Tampa, FL, USA;  fans watch New York Yankees spring training workouts at George M.
Feb 19, 2024; Tampa, FL, USA; fans watch New York Yankees spring training workouts at George M. / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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Josh Donaldson - Third Base

Jul 8, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Josh Donaldson (28) rounds the
Jul 8, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Josh Donaldson (28) rounds the / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

In the moment many Yankees fans disliked the team's trade for Josh Donaldson as the aging third baseman's best days were clearly behind him. Donaldson's time in New York was abysmal with a .207 batting average with 25 home runs and 77 RBIs. 2023 is the season that did Donaldson in as he hit just .142 with ten homers and 15 RBIs.

The veteran has expressed a desire to play one more season and to end his career on a high note. It's highly unlikely that Donaldson receives anything more than a one-year deal while he may be waiting until after Opening Day. There likely won't be a return to the Bronx for Donaldson after his ending in New York and the team having an infield surplus.

Clint Frazier - Outfielder

Jun 23, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA;  New York Yankees right fielder Clint Frazier (77) looks into
Jun 23, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Clint Frazier (77) looks into / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The headline piece of the Yankees' Andrew Miller trade Clint Frazier was at one point one of baseball's highest-rated prospects ranking higher than Aaron Judge early on in their careers. Frazier's red-hot debut had many expecting him to be one of the team's next stars. A collision with the wall in Spring Training would end up derailing the outfielder's Yankees' career as he dealt with concussion-related symptoms for years hindering his abilities.

He'd go on to play just 52 games in Chicago splitting time between the Cubs and the White Sox in 2022 and 2023. For the Cubs Frazier would hit just .216 while hitting .197 on the Sox with no home runs and just 4 RBIs.

The Yankees could certainly look to offer Frazier a minor league deal as the team did help him reach the highest points of his career. If Frazier and the Yankees could reach a reunion both sides would get what they're currently looking for. The team would get a minor league outfielder who could refine his game and serve as a potential injury replacement if the club suffers injuries. For Frazier, he'd return to they system that helped him reach the big leagues and could extend his career.