Tuesday, December 23, 2014
THE MARLINS SNAGGED PRESTON CLAIBORNE
Preston Claiborne is no longer a New York Yankee. He'll be joining Martin Prado and David Phelps in Miami. Claiborne was claimed off of waivers according to several... but we'll go with Hardball Talk on this one:
"Designated for assignment by the Yankees last week, right-hander Preston Claiborne has been claimed off waivers by the Marlins.
Claiborne has held his own as a big leaguer with a 3.79 ERA and 58/24 K/BB ratio in 71 career innings through age 26, so Miami probably views him as a potential middle relief option."
I always liked Claiborne, but it became clear to me that he had fallen out of favor with the Yankees in recent appearances.
Good luck to Preston. He'll do just fine in sunny Miami, I have no doubt.
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