Minor Moves: Matt Daley, Chris Narveson

Here are today's minor moves from around baseball.

  • After non-tendering Matt Daley in early December, the Yankees have agreed to a new minor league deal with the 31-year-old right-hander, per the team's transactions page. Daley pitched well in six innings for the Yankees in 2013 and owns a career 4.38 ERA with 9.2 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 86 1/3 big league innings.
  • Lefty Chris Narveson has signed with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, the Japan Times reports. Narveson pitched in the Brewers' rotation in 2010 and 2011, but missed much of the 2012 and 2013 seasons due to injury. He pitched well this winter for Licey in the Dominican. He will reportedly make $850K plus incentives.


14 Responses to Minor Moves: Matt Daley, Chris Narveson Leave a Reply

  1. Vail Beach 2 years ago

    Young man, it’s Christmas night. Take a break. Drink some cheer. We could’ve waited for this news.

    • zeles 2 years ago

      Someone’s gotta stay on watch. What if Tanaka signed tonight!

      • Mil8Ball 2 years ago

        If you didn’t know he will be posted and it will have to run until Jan.24. At that point contract negotiation will truly start.

        So he can’t sign yet.

        • mmiller54 2 years ago

          Actually, I believe with the new rules that he is free to negotiate with anyone immediately if they make the maximum posting bid of 20 million.

          • Mil8Ball 2 years ago

            I’m still try to figure out the rules. I know the bidding ends on Jan. 24 so I would think he had to wait till then….but I really Dont know you could be right.

          • mmiller54 2 years ago

            The changes were hard for me to figure out too… MLB.com has an article up today about Tanaka, which explains the rules well (he has to sign before the posting process is complete, which I believe to be before Jan. 24th).

          • mmiller54 2 years ago

            The changes were hard for me to figure out too… MLB.com has an article up today about Tanaka, which explains the rules well (he has to sign before the posting process is complete, which I believe to be before Jan. 24th).

    • Mil8Ball 2 years ago

      Him posting this probably took just as much time and effort as it took for you to get onto MLBTR.

      So maybe you should take your own advice?

  2. Sage 2 years ago

    I wish we had been able to bring him back. I liked Chris when he pitched for us. Well, he’ll be joining Lastings Milledge and Wladimir Balentien with Yakult. Best of luck in Japan, Chris!

    • Mil8Ball 2 years ago

      There was no room for him in the rotation and not really worth it in the bullpen…that’s before considering his injury history.

      • Sage 2 years ago

        In response to both you and Douglas below this: No, I completely agree. We didn’t have room for him on the roster right now, and he wasn’t ever particularly good. However, he had shown flashes at times of being a piece worth keeping around, and if we could’ve had him on a minor league deal (which is something I had meant to add in my original post, but forgot to), I think it would’ve been worth doing. But yes, I don’t think he would’ve made the team if it were left to a competition. But there is nothing wrong with depth that has big league experience. Either way, I reiterate, best of luck to him in Japan.

    • Douglas Bath 2 years ago

      he was never good to begin with. he’s going to be 32 with a career 4.65 ERA. he’s got mop up man written all over him, even for a bad pitching team.

  3. Lance Pistachio 2 years ago

    Not a bad deal at all for a man with his track record. Better than the U.S. league minimum and the experience of living overseas for a year

  4. Ellis Mitchell 2 years ago

    Happy to see Matt Daley resign with the Yankees. He was good in the short period he pitched for us.

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