Yankees OF Eric Young Jr. elected free agency in lieu of accepting an outright assignment, the Yankees announced on Thursday.
The 31-year old outfielder got only one at-bat with the Yankees this season. Young also made six appearances as a pinch runner and defensive substitution, scoring two runs and stealing one base after joining the team from Milwaukee on Aug. 31.
In addition, the team announced that RHP Blake Parker and RHP Kirby Yates were claimed off waivers by the Angels, and RHP Anthony Swarzak also chose free agency in lieu of an outright assignment.
Parker earned a 4.67 ERA in 17.1 innings in 2016, while Yates posted a 5.23 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 41.1 innings. Both players have been added to the Angels' big league roster.
Swarzak, who had a 5.52 ERA in 31 innings for the Yankees this season, is now a free agent.