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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Tim Locastro - Outfielder

Aug 14, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Tim Locastro (33) makes a
Aug 14, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Tim Locastro (33) makes a / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees made an under-the-radar move in 2021 trading for speedster Tim Locastro from the Diamondbacks. Locastro found something early on with the Yankees before suffering an ACL tear that cost him parts of 2021 and 2022. While in New York Locastro hit .188 with three home runs, six RBIs, and eight stolen bases.

If Locastro is going to land anywhere it will likely be as a pinch runner and a defensive replacement. A Yankees reunion is highly unlikely with the team's current standing in the outfield while they've also turned to Greg Allen to fill the pinch runner role. Coming off of one of his better seasons at the plate with the Mets, Locastro will likely return to the big leagues during the season once some rosters go through attrition.

Stephen Ridings - Relief Pitcher

Aug 15, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Stephen Ridings (70) throws a
Aug 15, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Stephen Ridings (70) throws a / David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

One of the breakout stars of 2021, Stephen Ridings burst onto the scene out of the bullpen in his short stint with the Yankees. Ridings pitched five innings of relief for the team with a 1.80 ERA looking like a long-term piece in the bullpen. He'd go on to miss all of 2022 with a shoulder impingement that kept him from ever returning to the majors.

He spent 2023 with the Mets in the minor leagues where he'd struggle with a 6.75 ERA in ten games before being released. At 28 years old Ridings should receive another shot with a club and the Yankees should be among potential suitors. After losing key depth pitchers the Yankees could certainly use pitchers that they can rely on in case of injuries and building Ridings back up could provide the team with another option in the minors.