Yankees Designate Aaron Laffey For Assignment

The Yankees designated lefty Aaron Laffey for assignment, tweets Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger.  They'd claimed him off waivers from the Mariners on Friday.  Carig notes that Laffey was placed on optional waivers, meaning he remains on the 40-man roster and can be pulled back if claimed.

Laffey, 26, posted a 4.14 ERA, 5.1 K/9, 3.5 BB/9, 1.4 HR/9, and 50.9% groundball rate in 45 2/3 innings for the Mariners and Yankees this year.

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  1. bigpat 4 years ago

    (giggling like a schoolgirl)

    • Isaac 4 years ago


      • bigpat 4 years ago

        Because they just claimed him on Friday, and it seems like the Yankees are making moves just for the sake of being bored to this point. I just find humor in it, that’s all. 

  2. Lastings 4 years ago

    Certainly this is no Laffing matter for him.

    • 95isOver 4 years ago

      Maybe it is a bit of a Laffey matter for him though.

  3. I agree it’s funny what they’ve been doing, but it makes sense.  It’s like a kid at a candy store trying new stuff, deciding that particular candy sucks, and moving on to the next one to repeat the process until he gets something good.

  4. D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

    He really is pretty solid, he should be claimed again

  5. was the laffey claim intially to block the red sox, who had designated williams?

    • MikhelB 4 years ago

      Maybe it was an excuse to dump Molina, like they did years ago with Bruney, whom the Yankees didn’t want, so they traded him for nothing (well, a rule 5 draft pick that was returned to the Dodgers when the Yankees didn’t include him in their roster = Jamie Hoffmann).

  6. Yeah, I think they picked him up just for the Twins series.  But I wouldn’t be surprised if they kept him.  Plus, teams stick guys on waivers just to check interest and test the water.  Half the league has been placed on waivers.  No big deal.

  7. This guy can catch a brake……how many times has he been DFAed?

  8. This guy can catch a brake……how many times has he been DFAed?

  9. Vmmercan 4 years ago

    Could be just to clear a roster spot for Freddy Garcia and he could be called back up once rosters expand….

  10. fxx3605 4 years ago

    what was the point?

  11. fxx3605 4 years ago

    what was the point?

  12. Johnny S. 4 years ago

    Their making room for Proctor, count on it, Proctor the doctor is coming back

  13. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

    They kept Valdes over him?

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