Yankees Designate Brandon Laird For Assignment

The Yankees have designated corner infielder Brandon Laird for assignment, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter). The move creates roster space for Steve Pearce, who was acquired from the Astros today.

Laird hasn't appeared in a game for the Yankees this year, but he played in 11 games for the 2011 team. The 24-year-old has spent the 2012 season with New York's top minor league affiliate, where he has posted a .254/.307/.414 batting line with 15 home runs and 31 doubles in 550 plate appearances. Laird, a right-handed hitter, has considerable minor league experience at first base and third base.

7 Responses to Yankees Designate Brandon Laird For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Jaysfan724 3 years ago

    I remember Laird when he played for Trenton…dude was raking.

    • LazerTown 3 years ago

      Was good in AA, but once he got to AAA he flopped. 2.25 years there and he still isn’t hitting the pitching.

      • Jaysfan724 3 years ago

        Yeah it’s a shame. I work for Thunder and when I saw him back in 2010, I thought he was gonna be legit. It’s a shame his numbers couldn’t translate.

  2. LazerTown 3 years ago

    Funny, I was just saying yesterday how Laird was one of the first 2 to go if the Yankees needed a 40 man spot.

  3. sportsnut969 3 years ago

    He is only 24 and may be a good pick up for the Indians.

  4. Ron 3 years ago

    15 home runs, 77 steaks & gold glove last year. Laser Town. — what are you talking about?

  5. It could have been Laird or Ramiro Pena if you ask me.

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