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Yankees release three minor-leaguers

The Yankees have released three minor-leaguers - RHP Chad Martin, outfielder Timmy Robinson, and first baseman Matt Snyder - from their contracts.

The first two releases were reported by Baseball America's Matt Eddy in his latest roundup of minor-league transactions, while Snyder's release was announced by the Double-A Trenton Thunder as a reciprocal move for the team activating RHP Brian Keller off the disabled list.

Martin, 24, was the Yankees' 30th-round pick in 2015 out of the University of Delaware, and he went 14-5 with a 2.07 ERA and five saves in parts of four seasons while reaching as high as Class-A Advanced Tampa. He had spent all of his active time this year at Class-A Charleston, where he was 2-1 with a 0.84 ERA in 21 1/3 innings over 11 relief outings.

Robinson, 24, was the Yankees' 21st-round pick in 2016 out of USC, and he hit .240 with 17 home runs in parts of three seasons. After spending his first two years with Short-Season Class-A Staten Island, Robinson played 28 games with Tampa this year, hitting .216 with two homers and 10 RBI.

Snyder, 28, was the Yankees' tenth-round pick back in 2012 out of the University of Mississippi, but he was besieged by injuries throughout his career and was limited to 191 games over parts of seven seasons, including three at his high water mark of Trenton. Snyder had played just four games with Trenton this season, going 4-for-15 (.267) with one RBI, and he hit .282 overall with 15 home runs and 107 RBI in his tenure as a Baby Bomber.