Jacoby Ellsbury is set to return to the Yankees' lineup on Sunday, while Carlos Beltran, Brett Gardner and Aaron Hicks are all expected to be healthy for the April 4 season opener.
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The Yankees sent Denorfia to Minor League camp on Saturday. He would have earned $1 million if he had made the big league roster.
A 10-year veteran who has played with the Reds, A's, Padres, Mariners and Cubs, Denorfia hit .200 (5-for-25) with one home run this spring. He is a career .272 hitter.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.