Yankees claim Steve Garrison, remove DeLaRosa from 40-man roster


Via Mike Ashmore, the Yankees appear to be claiming lefthander Steve Garrison off waivers from the Padres. The move comes at the expense of Wilkin DeLaRosa, who was removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Garrison. Much like the Chad Huffman claim back in April, this move has Kevin Towers’ fingerprints all over it.

Garrison, 24 this weekend, is a local kid from Trenton. Almost exclusively a starter in the minors, he works in the upper-80′s/low-90′s with his fastball, and also features both a curveball and a slider. Apparently he also throws a changeup as well. Garrison has battled injuries and ineffectiveness over the last two years, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the Yanks shifted him to the bullpen full-time. Remember, the claim is not yet official, though the WDLR cut is.

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  1. JM says:

    They don’t plan to use him as the second lefty… right?

  2. Andrew says:

    Trying to find the next Phil Coke, perhaps? I’ll take it, Towers did a pretty good job with pitching talent in SD so it’s worth a shot. De La Rosa was never going to pan out it seems.

  3. Tom Zig says:

    Nice work MAshmore.

  4. a plethora of pinatas says:

    What ever happened to LHP Jeremy Bleich??? I know he got injured earlier this year but I haven’t seen any updates on his status.

  5. Brad Toughy says:

    Nothing wrong with claiming a RP prospect from San Diego. They seem to churn out good relievers with frightening frequency.

  6. steve (different one) says:

    hopefully he’ll refer to himself as Mr. Garrison and carry his cap around on a stick

  7. sean says:

    i played against garrison..once he gets back to the swing of things from his surgery i put my money on him being very effective. he has a sneaky fastball great for having another lefty out of the bullpen

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