This marks the second time in 2015 that the Yankees have removed Tracy, 26, from their 40-man. Back in April, the Yankees designated Tracy for assignment and tried to get him through outright waivers, but he was claimed by the Marlins. Tracy, however, didn’t throw a pitch with the Marlins organization before being designated for assignment in Miami, and the Yankees wound up re-claiming him days later. It would seem then that the Yankees see plenty to like in Tracy but consider him a fringe option on the 40-man.
In 25 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level this season, Tracy has posted a 6.75 ERA, though he was substantially better in 2014. Last year, the former 24th-round pick worked to a combined 3.76 ERA with 5.3 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 150 2/3 innings between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton Wilkes/Barre.