Garcia DL’d to make room for Laffey


Freddy Garcia, a quiet hero of the Yanks’ season, has been placed on the disabled list with a cut on his right index finger, the Yankees announced today. By and large, the move is a technicality which allows the Yanks to add Aaron Laffey to the 25-man roster without losing another player. Garcia last pitched on August 7 and can be activated as early as Tuesday. The Yankees however will have him start on Monday for Scranton before activating him for next weekend’s double header (Carig). Garcia has thrown all of his pitches in the pen this week in Minneapolis, but the Yanks can buy some time with this move. They can add a lefty without losing another reliever for now.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. So, Tuesday, Laffey and Noesi go down to Scranton and ARod and Garcia are activated for the home opener against the A’s.

  2. Craig says:

    So they’re essentially saying “screw you” to Noesi’s development?

  3. Naved says:

    Noesi > Laffey

  4. jon says:

    Freddy Garcia will make a rehab start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday. That lines him up to start one of those doubleheader games next Saturday in Baltimore.

    Garcia threw a full bullpen today — with splitters — and said everything felt fine. He’s clearly not thrilled about being on the DL, but it probably made the most sense for the Yankees.

  5. bottom line says:

    Alot of shuffling just to get a proven sub-mediocrity (cut by the Mariners) on the roster. How many times this year have sub-mediocrities been promoted while kids languish on farm? Hope he’s able to replace Sanit and Carlyle and Garrisson.

  6. Dino Velvet says:

    The Boston Globe’s low class Nick Cafardo trashes Aaron Laffey.!/nickcafardo

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