Yanks claim Jeff Marquez from the White Sox


The Nick Swisher trade just gets better. Today the Yankees claimed off waivers one of the players they sent to Chicago in the trade. According to MLB Trade Rumors’s Tim Dierkes, not only will Jeff Marquez return to his original team, but he’ll be in uniform for tonight’s game. Presumably that means Hector Noesi‘s reward for a job well done is a ticket on the shuttle back to Scranton. Hopefully he’s back with, and making a start for, the big league club in due time. The Yankees will also have to make a 40-man roster move here, but with Amauri Sanit and Buddy Carlyle taking up spots, it shouldn’t be much of a bother.

Marquez made one appearance for the White Sox this year, allowing a hit and a homer before recording his three outs. At AAA this year he made nine starts and had a 3.97 ERA and 4.37 FIP. He’s basically filler at this point, someone who is a step above Sanit. That’s setting the bar pretty low, though.

Categories : Asides, Transactions


  1. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Winning that trade.

  2. bottom line says:

    Yanks must think very little of Whelan, Kontos and Norton to give Jeff Marquez a shot before them.

  3. Is it “Amauri” or “Amaury”? I see both used.

  4. hornblower says:

    The best thing about the game last night was Noesi. He is a find. Another 24 yr. old pitcher who throws strikes and seems composed. He should be starting soon. Look for it.

  5. Kosmo says:

    I´m not sure what the interest in Marquez might be ? He´s a AAA pitcher with very little upside.

  6. Operation Slade says:

    Honestly I feel like Russell Martin would be one to really fight.

  7. Monteroisdinero says:

    Marquez is a guy I don’t want to see pitching…..

    tonight or tomorrow.

    This weekend when we are winning 10-0 in the late innings would be a fine debut time.

  8. LarryM.,Fl. says:

    I just took a look at baseball reference. Man, the Yankees must have no one available to pitch when they bring in Mr. Marquez and suit him up. I understand about the 40 man roster but please. Give our kids opts. when possible unless their are talks going on and we don’t want to play our hand.

  9. Fairweather Freddy says:

    I’m sure Marquez is only up here to be the mop up man, with Noesi unavailable for at least 3 days cause he went 6 innings last night.

  10. Sarl says:

    Hornblower: You are right about Noesi. He has been outstanding since the Yankees brought him up. It took the Yanks some time before getting him in games but once he pitched those 5 innings in Baltimmore in the extra inning game, he has been close to unhittable. There is no shame in giving up a blast to Big Popi because he has hit HRs off Hall of Fame pitchers. I have followed Noesi’s meteoric rise through the Yanks’ system. I truly believe he is legit. It is my feeling that he will be back to NY within the next 10 days. My feeling is that it was a roster move to get a fresh arm in the pen since Noesi will not be avaialbe for at least 5 days because his 6 innings of relief last night is equivalent to a “quality” start. Hurry back Noesi.

  11. FernandoP says:

    The logic of a floating spot makes sense especially when an extra inning game or a doubleheader requires calling up an extra arm.

    There’s lot of dead space on that 40-man roster that can be used to give a kid a shot. Sanit and Carlyle were mentioned. Sanit was terrible, but Carlyle pitched effectively when needed.

    Some of these guys can be sacrificed … Kanekoa Texeira (22.00+ ERA), Steve Garrison, Gustavo Molina and Greg Golson. I’d like to see Whelan or Kontos get a shot, then promote Norton or Schmidt to Scranton.

  12. FernandoP says:

    Well it looks like the Noesi is safe, as Joba went on the DL with a hip flexor strain.

Leave a Reply

You may use <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> in your comment.

If this is your first time commenting on River Ave. Blues, please review the RAB Commenter Guidelines. Login for commenting features. Register for RAB.