The Yankees announced Thursday that they’ve selected the contract of right-hander Ryan Weber from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Fellow righty Jonathan Loaisiga was transferred from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL in order to open a spot on the 40-man roster.
It’s a familiar story for Weber, who spent the 2022 season with the Yankees and was selected to the Major League roster on four different occasions. Because he’s out of minor league options, Weber was designated for assignment and passed through outright waivers each time, opting all four times to briefly elect free agency but immediately re-sign with the Yankees on a new minor league deal.
For all of last year’s trips through the DFA carousel, Weber only got into five games with the Yankees. He pitched quite well, holding opponents to one run in 10 2/3 innings of work over that quintet of appearances. He was also sharp in Triple-A, sporting a 3.86 ERA in 39 2/3 frames for the RailRiders in 2022.
The 2023 season hasn’t begun as well for Weber. He’s made seven starts and compiled 34 1/3 innings with an ugly 5.77 ERA to show for it. He’s picked up the pace over his past four turns, however, yielding 10 runs through 22 2/3 frames (3.97 ERA) with a 13-to-3 K/BB ratio. Weber has never missed many bats, but he possesses good command and regularly posts above-average ground-ball rates — which has also been the case in these season’s handful of starts with Scranton.
The Yankees don’t need a starter in the next few days, but they’ve relied heavily on their bullpen this week. Weber will give them some length in the event of another high-scoring game. Last year’s usage of Weber tells us that this could be another brief stay on the roster, but Weber and the Yankees clearly have a good working relationship, so even if he’s designated for assignment in the near future, there’s a good chance he’d just wind up back in Scranton, be it via accepting an outright assignment or electing free agency and re-upping on a new minor league pact.
Makes me want to fire up the grill tonight.
That will be the only thing fired up over this announcement.
Ca$hman dumpsta divin’ again!
Here they go again !!!!
They take 3/4 from Tampa and get right back in this. If they get swept, Boone shouldn’t even pack for the Toronto trip.
Over/under on how many times we see this headline here this season is set at 4.5.
Poor fella. How long before he goes on the IL? A day? A week? Probably need TJ surgery …
Ryan Weber Pt. 5: The Return to New York (Again…)
A tradition like no other.
Confirmed: Weber will pitch 5 innings of 1 run ball and be DFA’d during the post game interview
They’ll give him his DFA notice and new minor league contract on the back of the same sheet of paper.
Pedro Martinez’s Mango Tree
Yankees suddenly picking up Red Sox trash I see?
Yeah because Franchy Cordero did so well.
The Weber DFA revolving door is back in service!
What happened to Franchy Cordero? That was a rhetorical question.
yanks need to bring c grill from the minors for a webber / grill combination.
Cash held on to Jon too long.
fan chant when Judge comes to bat: M! V! P!
fan chant when Weber comes in: D! F! A!
“So… Tampa Bay… Who do you use for mop-up duty?”
Another questionable pull of German in the 6th, and then Weber comes in and gives up a couple runs.
I’ve long since given up hope that Boone, in his 6th or 7th year of OJT, will ever be an actual big-league skipper. But he does what he’s told. So he probably has lifetime employment. Like the chucklehead that hired him.
On the other hand, the Murdered Row had a grand total of two hits at the time, so…
I think Luis Cessa is available.
Again…bandaids for a much bigger pitching wound Yanks have, regardless of injuries, was evident after start of March& Cashman has consistently not addressed w SMART trades or farm systems.