Yankees Designate Brian Roberts For Assignment

The Yankees will designate Brian Roberts for assignment to create space for Stephen Drew, reports Bryan Hoch of MLB.com (via Twitter).

Roberts, a long-time division rival of the Yankees after spending his entire career in Baltimore prior to 2014, signed a one-year, $2MM deal as a free agent in the offseason. He struggled at the plate in his lone season in Yankee pinstripes, slashing .237/.300/.360 with five homers and seven stolen bases.

Roberts was among the league’s top second basemen last decade, but injuries derailed many of his would-be peak years. He’s undergone hip surgery and hamstring surgery in recent years in addition to dealing with concussion symptoms. In his career, the switch-hitter is a .276/.347/.409 hitter with 97 homers and 285 stolen bases.


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55 Comments on "Yankees Designate Brian Roberts For Assignment"


ElNegroChris©
1 year 1 month ago

lol i knew it

MB923
1 year 1 month ago

Farewell BRob.

Harris
1 year 1 month ago

Addition by subtraction. Love it

Jbruns318
1 year 1 month ago

O’s need to pick him up just on principle. Not to mention he is a better option then what we currently have.

YanksFan4EverNamed_Nick
1 year 1 month ago

Trust me he’s not

Jbruns318
1 year 1 month ago

I’d have to look at the numbers but I’m pretty sure he is.

Damon Bowman
1 year 1 month ago

If you watched him at all this season, you’d realize he’s not.

basemonkey
1 year 1 month ago

Jon Schoop has been driving the ball, and has gone on some tears. Yes, the average isn’t good, and he’s been having rookie struggles. But would you rather have spurts of power or a steady stream of bad?

Schoop’s defense has been excellent too.

Gary
1 year 1 month ago

All you had to do was watch his play in the field the last 2 weeks.He looked like he had never played 2nd base before.

johnbrooks
1 year 1 month ago

No he’s not. Schoop’s defense is way more valuable.

basemonkey
1 year 1 month ago

Sorry, that’s not close to true.

sascoach2003
1 year 1 month ago

Brian Sabean on line 1…Brian, you’re next up on “play 2B for the SF Giants”

Ellis Mitchell
1 year 1 month ago

Love this move!

jimtrrr
1 year 1 month ago

Good move. Brian Roberts has been a ghost out there lately, and his defense has been poor.

JJ
1 year 1 month ago

OMG best news ever.

هذا الرجل رهيبة الكبير خليل
1 year 1 month ago

Roberts was so bad in the field this year, hes like that kid whos afraid of the soccer ball coming at them. Took long enough, and I expect Ichiro to be DFA’d as well

Since_77
1 year 1 month ago

I would be surprised. At least Ichiro can still play the outfield. Roberts just couldn’t do it anymore in the field.

Aaron Liranzo
1 year 1 month ago

Ichiro has been ok this yr hes still a servicable of and can now be a decent backup to prado

Gumby65
1 year 1 month ago

Look what just fell in your lap, Sabean…

Joshua hatt
1 year 1 month ago

Yes! Roberts was making a lot of defensive errors lately. Drew isn’t great but I like then addition of Prado, he is versatile.

KingBrian
1 year 1 month ago

And a professional hitter as well…

JacobyWanKenobi
1 year 1 month ago

2 PA’s from the $250,000 bonus.

Nob Boffin
1 year 1 month ago

I’d rather have Roberts. Drew just can’t hit.

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 1 month ago

Hes also never played 2B in the MLB…ever!

mlbaustin
1 year 1 month ago

He barely played SS 😉

Nob Boffin
1 year 1 month ago

I don’t think the Yankees DFA Roberts, did they? ESPN says Scott Sizemore was DFAed instead.

Frittoman626
1 year 1 month ago

I feel sad for Roberts but he just wasn’t cutting it. He’s not much offensively and has been atrocious defensively. Hopefully a team like the Giants give him a shot since he’s sadly better than what they have (Uggla lol). So long BROB, I’ll remember the go ahead HR he hit against the Angels in Anaheim and the HR on first pitch in first game back in Camden Yards. Good luck in your future.

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 1 month ago

Sad part is he may be a better 2B option than Drew.

Aaron Liranzo
1 year 1 month ago

At least Drew can defend

1 year 1 month ago

At SS.

Aaron Liranzo
1 year 1 month ago

Relax it’ll take a few days but Drew will probably adjust hes a good defender so it won’t be as hard if anything playing 2b is easier than playing ss

MB923
1 year 1 month ago

I’m sure if Brendan Ryan can do it, Stephen Drew can.

yawn
1 year 1 month ago

Roberts is old he’s done retire already.

JJ
1 year 1 month ago

LF Gardner
SS Jeter
CF Ellsbury
DH Beltran
1B texeira
C Mccann
3B Headly
RF Prado
2B Drew
I hope we can score more with this lineup.

mlbaustin
1 year 1 month ago

That sure looks a lot better. It’s going to take a lot of pitching though

Tim Leonard
1 year 1 month ago

Still need a No. 3 hitter.

Peter
1 year 1 month ago

I’ve been a Yankee fan all my life and always will be; and an even greater Jeter fan; however, I think the time has come for Jeets to move down in the order? He just hits way too many easy ground balls now and as a result can kill a rally. It might be time to see what Gardner can do:

CF Ellsbury (L)
DH Beltran (S)
LF Gardner (L)
1B Texeira (S)
SS Jeter (R)
C MCann (L)
3B Headley (S)
RF Prado (R)
2B Drew (L)

Tim Leonard
1 year 1 month ago

Gardner as a No. 3 hitter? An underperforming Jeter as a No. 5 hitter? Clearly, you’ve lost your mind.
Gardner and Ellsbury should be hitting 1-2. Beltran was signed to be the No. 3 hitter. Then Teix four and McCann five. Headley is sixth, Prado seventh, Jeter eighth and Drew 9th.

Peter
1 year 1 month ago

Nah just saying; usually you put your best hitter in the 3 hole – and Gardner has been the most consistent and showing signs of some power lately. Okay, maybe Jeter not in the 5 hole, but certainly not in the 2 hole anymore.

Ringo7
1 year 30 days ago

I would put Gardner at Lead off with Ellsbury second and Beltran third. If you get Gardner and Ellsbury on base at the same time good things will happen.

Peter
1 year 29 days ago

Still think Gardy should leadoff? He’s totally mashing and is arguably our best hitter. Right now, taking Joe’s lineup from today, I would just flip flop Gardy and Ellsbury.

Ringo7
1 year 29 days ago

I see your point but I don’t think he would do as well in the 3 spot. Not just yet but maybe later if he keeps going. Right now he is our best hitter. I like the change with Drew and Prado. We are better. I hope Rogers can do more of the same. This team is showing a little grittiness with this new lineup. Hope it continues.

Baseball Legend
1 year 1 month ago

Wow. I am surprised by this. He wasn’t that terrible and it is very un Yankee like to make such a move this late in the season.

Josh Robbins
1 year 1 month ago

subtraction by subtraction

Sypherman
1 year 1 month ago

Back to Baltimore I bet he goes.