Yanks call-up Claggett

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Via Chad Jennings, the Yanks have summoned RHP Anthony Claggett from Triple-A Scranton. No word yet on the corresponding roster move, but I doubt Hideki Matsui is hitting the DL. If so, they probably would have just brought David Robertson back since the ten day waiting period on recently demoted players wouldn’t have applied. Claggett was acquired in the Gary Sheffield trade two years ago, and gets his first call to the show the day after Sheff clubs homer number 500. Baseball America says his slider is the best in the organization. I’m assuming the move is just bullpen insurance should Chien-Ming Wang stink up the joint again today.

Fun fact: If CMW threw two straight complete game shutouts, his ERA would still be 5.96.

Update (1:42pm): Juan Miranda was sent down to make room for Claggett.

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Three Yanks highlight worst free agent contracts 05-09
  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Let the Anthony Claggett era……BEGIN!!!

  • Steve B Ball

    I’ll take two shut outs in a row from CMW.where can I sign up for that?

  • Jake H

    I would take 6 innings of 2 run ball at this point.

  • Conan the Barack O’Brian

    Veras? Coke?
    With Marte not seeming right, maybe a DL trip?

    And other than 40-man reasons, is there any explanation for Melancon not getting the bump if it was Veras or Coke being sent down?

    • Dominik

      I thought for a second that maybe they don’t want to let him become a Super-Two guy by calling him up too soon, but then I thought about their payroll, and realized that I couldn’t make that suggestion with a straight face.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Why would they care about a reliever being a Super-Two? Relievers are so unreliable, with some exceptions (don’t strike me down Mo), of course.
        I’m sure there must be other circumstances other than an extra year of arbitration. Right?

        • Dominik

          It was a notion I entertained for a moment just because he wanted something other than a 40-man roster reason. I agree, it’s probably not the issue, though if he is as good as the hype, it’d be nice to save a few mill in three years.

    • andrew

      Well, for one, they may want him to continue developing for a few more weeks/months… but you can’t really ignore 40 man issues. It’s fairly important when you’re calling up a guy that you dont know how he’ll do

  • Dominik

    All in favor of henceforth referring to Anthony Claggett as “Tony Clags,” say “aye.”

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      How about “Tony Three Strikes”?

  • Drew

    I think we cal all agree.
    Hopefully Claggett sees no time today.

    • Drew

      *can*

  • cuponoodles

    How long do they leave Wang in for if he starts throwing batting practice? Girardi take him out after 1 inning?

  • Mr. Max

    I wanna watch the game on my PC today, but Fox is blacking it out. The old proxy loophole doesn’t seem to work anymore. Any ideas? Stream the Fox feed to my PC somehow?

    • Drew

      Can’t help ya there. MLB is vigilant towards pirated streams, unlike football, basketball and any other sport.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      tvants player if you don’t mind chinese commentators.

      • Mr. Max

        I’ve looked at that, but I don’t think I can get an east coast fox feed

        • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

          I usally get the Yankees game on espn(tw)

          • Mr. Max

            Even when it’s on Fox? Like the wrong feed or something? I’m getting TVAnts ESPN(TW) right now just fine…..but it’s actually ESPN. I guess the game isn’t for 30 mins…

            • Mr. Max

              On second thought, the stream I was getting was from at least 5 days ago…China’s not THAT far away, right?

  • dkidd

    miranda is a victim of unstable wang

    yankees roster move or “sex in the city” episode?

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      IETC

  • Bernard

    We have 13 pitchers again right now – this is a bit ridiculous.

    For the love of all that is good and holy, please don’t make me watch Jose Veras come into the game and promptly fall behind 3-0 anymore…

  • Bernie

    Holy Moly The Anthony Claggett era begins and ends toay. Tony, please take Cin back to Toledo with you.

  • Toronto World Champs 2009

    What are the chances the Yankees get contracted by MLB or sold to the Mexican League?