Friday, December 19, 2014


It's been a busy day in Yankeeland.  First, the Yankees trade Martin Prado and David Phelps to Miami for Garrett Jones and Nathan Eovaldi.  Now comes word that Preston Claiborne has been designated for assignment. 

That note comes from Andrew Marchand of ESPN:
Now look, Yankeeland is in a frenzy right now. People can't understand the moves they're making, yet many are calling for the Yankees to "get younger" and use the farm to blossom these players.  Well... that's happening.

We're trading for younger players, and we'll most likely call up Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela to play second this spring. I mean, it makes the most sense to me now that Prado is a Marlin.

Sure, DFAing Claiborne seems weird, but it's all relative to what's happening right now. The Yanks are making moves. With those moves, there are other moves that had to be made to make it all work.  That's what happened here. 

For newcomers who have no idea what Designated for Assignment means... here's the definition:

"Designate for assignment (DFA): A player is designated for assignment when he is removed from the 40-man roster to make room for a different player. Once a team DFAs a player, it has 10 days to trade him, release him or place him on waivers. If the player clears waivers, he can then be outrighted to the minor leagues."

Gotta love Google.

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