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Yankees extend non-roster invites to RHP J.R. Graham and LHP James Reeves

Less than 24 hours before pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report, the New York Yankees added two hurlers to their list of non-roster invitees, inviting RHP J.R. Graham and LHP James Reeves to major-league camp.

Graham, 27, was acquired from Minnesota in a minor trade last May and spent most of the season on the Yankees' 40-man roster. He spent most of his time in pinstripes at Double-A Trenton, going 2-1 with a 1.82 ERA and five saves in 17 appearances, and after moving up to Triple-A Scranton in September, Graham was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three innings over two regular-season games.

The righty went on to pitch 2 1/3 scoreless innings and record one save during the RailRiders' run to the Governors' Cup and Triple-A National Championship, but he was outrighted off the 40-man roster in late-September.

Reeves, 23, was the Yankees' tenth-round pick in 2015 out of the Citadel, and he was 1-1 with a 3.08 ERA in 13 relief outings at Short-Season Class-A Staten Island as a rookie. Last year, the Summerville, S.C. native started the season close to home at Class-A Charleston, spent most of the season at Class-A Advanced Tampa, and finished with Trenton, going a combined 6-2 with a 2.22 ERA and one save in 32 games (12 starts) while striking out 117 batters in 97 1/3 innings.

The southpaw also made one quick appearance in the postseason with Trenton, allowing a base hit to the only batter he faced.