Yankees bring back Kanekoa Texeira


The Yankees have claimed Kanekoa Texeira off waivers according to the Royals, but credit Mike Ashmore for first having it. Conor Orr says Phil Hughes has been placed on the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster. Texeira came to the Yankees in the Nick Swisher trade three winters ago, but he went to Seattle in the 2009 Rule 5 Draft before bouncing to Kansas City. I wrote about him in last week’s mailbag, and the short version is that it’s a fine depth move but one that will hardly have much impact. Welcome back, Kanekoa.

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  1. BaltimoreYankee says:

    I think the Yanks are just trying to corner the market on players spelled something like “Teixeira”.

  2. Urban says:

    These are aways good moves. Depth is good. It’s been a big part of the Yankees bullpen strategy since the Girardi era began and it’s worked.

  3. Cy Pettitte says:

    so they got the Hawaiian Mitre?

  4. Drew says:

    I asked the question about him in last weeks mailbag. They should be asking me when the world going to end, not that old fart.

  5. He has a 5+ ERA in AAA this year. I question this move. Carlyle, Flores, Pope, Kontos, Brackman, Wordekemper, Whelan and Norton. Plus some starters. Pendleton and Noesi look good already.

    • Mister Delaware says:

      You can’t question this move because there hasn’t been any corresponding move other than the paper shift of Hughes. If they pass on a later claim or drop someone you like from SWB, sure, but right now its zero downside/harm.

  6. Accent Shallow says:

    All glory to Mini-Tex!

  7. Undertakers dong says:

    I’m glad they brought back Marks brother from another mother.

  8. cranky says:

    If there’s “nothing wrong” with Hughes and he’s “fine” (which is all we’ve heard all along the way), how do the Yanks justify putting him on the 60-day disabled list? As far as we know, Hughes is not injured.

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