Options are confusing. Who can and cannot be sent to the minors isn't always public knowledge, so it's hard to keep track of it all. Luckily LoHud breaks it down for us. Only players with options and players that have contracts that allow for minor league reassignment can be sent down. Otherwise the player has to go through waivers, where other teams have a chance to claim them for their own.

The Yankees on the 40-man roster that can be sent down are Dellin Betances, David Phelps, Adam Warren, Austin Romine, David Adams, Corban Joseph, Zoilo Almonte, and Melky Mesa. Most of those guys have spent very limited time in the major leagues, if at all, so that's more obvious. The players with the most question marks are Francisco Cervelli, Eduardo Nunez, Cody Eppley, and Ivan Nova, who all have one option remaining. Chris Stewart and Clay Rapada are out of options.