Yankees Claim Justin Thomas Off Waivers

The Yankees have claimed left-handed reliever Justin Thomas off of waivers from the Red Sox, Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger confirms (via Twitter).  The move was first reported by Maureen Mullen of CSNNE.com (via Twitter). 

Thomas, 28, was removed from Boston's 40-man roster earlier this week and has one minor league option remaining.  The reliever has a 4.14 ERA with 8.1 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 in eight seasons as a minor leaguer.

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  1. Whowonthe2009WorldSeries 3 years ago

    I know too many Red Sox fans that are just delighted about this.  Makes me nervous lol

  2. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Not trying to start anything here.. But NY taking Thomas kinda means they would claim almost any LH with a pulse..

    • Whowonthe2009WorldSeries 3 years ago

      Have a left arm? Pitch for the Yankees!

      • Devern Hansack 3 years ago

        I feel as though a “Can he pitch?” – B. Cashman reference is in order.

    • Devern Hansack 3 years ago

      Can they please take Andrew Miller too?

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

         LOL. Ya gotta admit, Miller so far has done better than Rich “thrill” (or is it heart attack?) Hill!

        • Devern Hansack 3 years ago

          True. It’s still such a small sample size for both.

  3. Devern Hansack 3 years ago

    As a Sox fan, I love this move for the Yankees.

  4. Karkat 3 years ago

    If he ends up pitching against the Sox and magically starts being able to shut down batters I’m just going to scream.

  5. Jack Miller 3 years ago

    I’m so happy great move Yankees!

    P.S. I’m a Sox fan

  6. djak_24 3 years ago

    The difference is that he is depth for our minor league system and he was a part of your mlb bullpen! 

  7. djak_24 3 years ago

    He is a part of our AAA team and a part of your MLB team don’t be silly he is just depth in case rapada gets hurt or sucks

  8. Patrick Oliver 3 years ago

    Nice move Yankees getting Justin Thomas. He is LH with decent MiL stats. He has pretty good K numbers. His walks are a little too high, albeit.

  9. Hey, McDonald’s ERA is better than Mark Melancon, and not much worse than Aaron Cook.

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