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.


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7 Comments on "Yankees Designate Brandon Laird For Assignment"


Jaysfan724
3 years 7 days ago

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

LazerTown
3 years 7 days 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 7 days 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.

LazerTown
3 years 7 days 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.

sportsnut969
3 years 7 days ago

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

Ron
3 years 7 days ago

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

3 years 6 days ago

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