Mar
27

Yankees get Lance Pendleton back from Astros

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Via Alyson Footer, the Astros have returned Rule 5 Draft pick Lance Pendleton to the Yankees. The right-hander has already clear waivers and been assigned to minor league camp, so he’s not on the 40-man roster. Pendleton, 27, was dubbed Houston’s 29th best prospect by Baseball America this spring, and they called him a fifth starter/long/middle reliever-type. He throws a low-90’s fastball, a sinker, curveball, slider, and changeup, none of which particularly stand out. Just another arm for the Double- or Triple-A staff.

George Kontos, the other guy the Yankees lost in the Rule 5 Draft, was returned by the Padres earlier this month.

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  • Accent Shallow

    I’m more glad to have Kontos back than Pendleton, but every bit of depth helps.

  • Dr. O

    As Casey Stengel famously said “You can never not have enough guys named Lance in your organization.”

  • pete

    NO F*&^%*$# WAY!!!!!

    /overexcitedguy’d

  • Plank

    Whenever I see his name, I always picture him as the love child of Terry Pendleton and Lance Bass. I find this endlessly entertaining.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Do we really need another arm in the minors?! Cashman should be fired! He is blocking our young arms from reaching the majors!

    /someguyonnomaas’d

    • Andy in NYC

      Not just on NoMaas. I’ve seen that sentiment on this very blog.

  • Mat UK

    Once space left in Yahoo fanatsy baseball. Draft is at 7 EST. ID# 176075 and password is riveraveblues

  • CMP

    For whatever it’s worth, Pendleton was brutal this spring with 17 baserunners allowed in less than 8 innings an an ERA above 5.00.
    I don’t think he’s enough of a prospect to replace any of the projected starters in AAA or AA.