By: Gavin Ewbank | Lead Writer

The Yankees announced a thick handful of roster cuts before today's game against the Boston Red Sox. Opening Day is just 14 days away, so we can't say that any of this comes as a surprise.

Outfielder Ramon Flores, who played pretty well with the big league squad, was optioned to Triple-A Scranton. He was the only player cut that is on the 40-man roster, so they had to assign him somewhere.

The following players were sent over to the minor league camp across the street:

C Francisco Arcia
OF Tyler Austin
RHP Bruce Billings
RHP Robert Coello
RHP Brian Gordon
INF Corban Joseph
RHP Mark Montgomery
C Pete O'Brien
INF Jose Pirela
OF Mason Williams
RHP Chase Whitley