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 27 days ago

lol i knew it

MB923
1 year 27 days ago

Farewell BRob.

Harris
1 year 27 days ago

Addition by subtraction. Love it

Jbruns318
1 year 27 days 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 27 days ago

Trust me he’s not

Jbruns318
1 year 27 days ago

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

Damon Bowman
1 year 27 days ago

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

basemonkey
1 year 27 days 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 26 days 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 27 days ago

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

basemonkey
1 year 27 days ago

Sorry, that’s not close to true.

sascoach2003
1 year 27 days ago

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

Ellis Mitchell
1 year 27 days ago

Love this move!

jimtrrr
1 year 27 days ago

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

JJ
1 year 27 days ago

OMG best news ever.

هذا الرجل رهيبة الكبير خليل
1 year 27 days 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 27 days 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 27 days ago

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

Gumby65
1 year 27 days ago

Look what just fell in your lap, Sabean…

Joshua hatt
1 year 27 days 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 26 days ago

And a professional hitter as well…

JacobyWanKenobi
1 year 27 days ago

2 PA’s from the $250,000 bonus.

Nob Boffin
1 year 27 days ago

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

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 27 days ago

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

mlbaustin
1 year 27 days ago

He barely played SS 😉

Nob Boffin
1 year 26 days ago

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

Frittoman626
1 year 27 days 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 27 days ago

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

Aaron Liranzo
1 year 27 days ago

At least Drew can defend

1 year 27 days ago

At SS.

Aaron Liranzo
1 year 27 days 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 27 days ago

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

yawn
1 year 27 days ago

Roberts is old he’s done retire already.

JJ
1 year 27 days 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 27 days ago

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

Tim Leonard
1 year 27 days ago

Still need a No. 3 hitter.

Peter
1 year 26 days 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 26 days 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 26 days 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 25 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 24 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 24 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 27 days 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 27 days ago

subtraction by subtraction

Sypherman
1 year 27 days ago

Back to Baltimore I bet he goes.