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.
lol i knew it
Addition by subtraction. Love it
O’s need to pick him up just on principle. Not to mention he is a better option then what we currently have.
Trust me he’s not
I’d have to look at the numbers but I’m pretty sure he is.
If you watched him at all this season, you’d realize he’s not.
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.
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.
No he’s not. Schoop’s defense is way more valuable.
Sorry, that’s not close to true.
Brian Sabean on line 1…Brian, you’re next up on “play 2B for the SF Giants”
Love this move!
Good move. Brian Roberts has been a ghost out there lately, and his defense has been poor.
OMG best news ever.
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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
I would be surprised. At least Ichiro can still play the outfield. Roberts just couldn’t do it anymore in the field.
Ichiro has been ok this yr hes still a servicable of and can now be a decent backup to prado
Look what just fell in your lap, Sabean…
Yes! Roberts was making a lot of defensive errors lately. Drew isn’t great but I like then addition of Prado, he is versatile.
And a professional hitter as well…
2 PA’s from the $250,000 bonus.
I’d rather have Roberts. Drew just can’t hit.
Hes also never played 2B in the MLB…ever!
He barely played SS 😉
I don’t think the Yankees DFA Roberts, did they? ESPN says Scott Sizemore was DFAed instead.
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.
Sad part is he may be a better 2B option than Drew.
At least Drew can defend
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
I’m sure if Brendan Ryan can do it, Stephen Drew can.
Roberts is old he’s done retire already.
I hope we can score more with this lineup.
That sure looks a lot better. It’s going to take a lot of pitching though
Still need a No. 3 hitter.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
subtraction by subtraction
Back to Baltimore I bet he goes.
AA to the rescue of Roberts. LoL
Swapping an average stick/terrible defender, for a terrible stick/average defender.
the Giants are finna go after him..
I feel bad for him. He tried but it was obvious he is not an everyday player anymore. There were times he sparked the team but lately it has been the other way. I hope he gets a break and lands somewhere where he can help.
If I had told you back during Spring Training that Brian Roberts would play in 91 of 105 Yankees games, start 85 of those 91, not make a trip to the DL all season and would be released before August 1st, you would have never believed it.
I will miss Watching you play the game the right way. Hope you sign with another team.
I’ve always liked Roberts–i’ll concede that the injuries have hurt his overall career and numbers but a proto-typical ball player through and through–but he’s older now and probably showing fatigue; to this day, I can’t wrap my mind around why Cano wasn’t signed whatever the price by NYY…Awful just awful
gee, Roberts did have a few clutch moments his on base was .300 do we really need another Red Sox ,why the heat to dump roberts ?
I think it was the right move. I like Roberts but he was really having his share of lapses, both offensively and on defense. He is a shadow of his former self.
true enough second base…Cano is a swinger batting over 325 while on the West coast ,how will the Yanks close out the year… where do we go from here …Jett is really leavin,I do remember the 90s what a game we won 115 or was it more , what about our farm system or is it now buy in Europe and the Islands here…