The Yankees added RHP Clayton Beeter and C Agustin Ramirez to the 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 Draft, which takes place Dec. 6 in Nashville, Tenn.
Players who signed at 18 or earlier have to be on a team's 40-man roster in the span of five seasons or else they can be picked by other MLB clubs via the Rule 5 Draft. For those who inked at 19 or older, the timeline is four seasons.
In the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft, a club pays $100,000 to select a player. The player is offered back to the former team for $50,000 if he does not remain on the 26-man roster for the entirety of the season.
Beeter (16) and Ramirez (24) are among the Yankees' top 30 prospects, according to MLB.com.
Beeter, a member of the American League's 2023 Futures Game roster, split this past season with Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In 131.2 IP over games (26 starts) at the respective 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 international period. It was the highest bonus to a Dominican catcher during that window.
The 2023 season saw him spend time with the Low-A Tampa Tarpons, High-A Hudson Valley Renegades and Double-A Somerset. In 114 games across the three stops, Ramirez slashed .271/.364/.455 with 18 home runs and 69 RBI.