The Yankees released names of 20 players they have invited to spring training on top of the 40 roster players.

They are:

Catchers: Kyle Anson, Kevin Cash, Jesus Montero, PJ Pilittere, Austin Romine
Infielders: Doug Bernier, Angel Berroa, Eduardo Nunez, Ramiro Pena, Kevin Russo
Outfielders: Colin Curtis, Shelley Duncan, Austin Jackson, Justin Leone, Todd Linden, John Rodriguez
Pitchers: Kei Igawa, Jason Johnson, Mark Melancon, Sergio Mitre

Last year the Yankees invited 66 to spring training. So the number is at 60. With the World Baseball Classic this year, many of these youngsters will get plenty of time to practice and show their skills. I am most interested in Mark Melancon and Austin Jackson.

Hat tip to Pete Abe for announcing this first.