Aug
22

Yankees designate Aaron Laffey for assignment

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Remember yesterday, when the Yankees optioned Aaron Laffey to make room for Alex Rodriguez on the 25-man roster? It turns out that they didn’t option him. Instead, reports The Star-Ledger’s Marc Carig, they designated him for assignment. The idea, I’m guessing, is that since he made it all the way to the Yankees on waivers the first time through that he could clear waivers and head to AAA for the Yanks. We’ll see if any NL team puts in a claim this time around, or whether the Yanks were the only team really interested last time around.

This does open a spot on the 40-man roster, so speculate as you will.

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  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Terry Tiffee will be called up soon.
    /Anyone but Jesus’d

    • jsbrendog

      wordekemper

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      No no no no no. It’ll be Scott Proctor. He’s the best pitcher in the game and it’s a damn shame he’s not up let alone not being on the 40-man.

      /Torre’d

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joe Pawlikowski

      Hilarious that Tiffee was released shortly after you posted this comment.

  • jsbrendog

    figured this is how it would end

  • Monteroisdinero

    Laffey struck out Mauer with the bases loaded. That will be the highlight of his Yankee career.

  • Betty Humpter

    Hey-Zeeeeeuuuus!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    This does open a spot on the 40-man roster, so speculate as you will.

    (girds loins)

    • Monteroisdinero

      Mondesi and TSJC’s handle in blue-everyone else in black.

      /off topic but couldn’t wait due to the enormity of the matter.

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        I just ruined your narrative.

      • pat

        Fill in the “Website” field and yours too will be blue.

        • http://www.twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Dude you ruined it.

          • pat

            :(

  • np

    Clearing room for Rich Harden

    • np

      Nevermind, just saw Indians put in a claim so he was pulled back.

      Clearing room for Wandy

  • Heisenberg

    Clearing room for Venditte.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Bernie Williams is coming out of retirement.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        Igawa is finally going to get another shot.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Thurman Munson just rose from the dead.

          (Too soon?)

          • The Big City of Dreams

            Ummm……wow

          • JonS

            Not cool…

      • CBean

        Andy Petitte as our second LOOGY

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Joe Girardi, player-manager.

  • KyleLitke

    Unless there’s an injury though there’s no room on the 25 man for anyone else. They already have to lose Noesi or Ayala for Garcia. So while they do need a 40 man spot for Montero and whoever else, they don’t need it til September 1st.

    • A.D.

      Whats the rule for a player being called up by X date to be eligible for the playoffs?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        To be eligible a player has to be on the 25-man roster or one of the disabled/bereavement/excused lists by midnight August 31st.

        Doesn’t matter, though, we’ve got tons of injury exceptions, both pitching and position players. Anyone we want to be eligible is eligible.

        Anyone.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joe Pawlikowski

          To make this a bit clearer:

          To be on the postseason roster a player must be on the 25-man roster, disabled list, or bereavement list by midnight on August 31st.

          Each team gets an exception, though, for players who end the season on the 60-day disabled list. A team can use these 60-day DL slots to substitute players not on the 25-man roster on August 31st onto the playoff roster. It has to be position player for position player, and pitcher for pitcher. The only stipulation is that the player must be in the organization on August 31st. So if Andy Pettitte came out of retirement on September 1st, he would not be eligible for the postseason roster.

          The Yankees have Colin Curtis, Reegie Corona, Damaso Marte, Pedro Feliciano, and Joba Chamberlain on the 60-day. They can therefore substitute essentially anyone in the organization and place them on the postseason roster.

    • John

      Jesus has to be on the 40 man by September first, not on the 25 man. You can add him to the 40, keep him at AAA until sept 1st then bring him up. Then he’s eligible for the post season if they really wanted him to be.

      Same for anyone else

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joe Pawlikowski

        Incorrect. There is no rule about being on the 40-man roster and postseason eligibility.

        • CP

          I thought they changed that a few years ago so that the player had to be on the 40-man roster (until they run out of players on the 40-man). This was to prevent the K-Rod situation from 2002.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            I cannot find any confirmation of a change of this nature.

          • yoo-boo

            nothing changed. Approval by the commish to make a move happen.

            In 2007, OF Ellsbury was in for RP Donnelly. What the hell?

            Jesus Montero has to be added to 40 man roster by September 1st to make himself eligible for a postseason roster.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Jesus Montero has to be added to 40 man roster by September 1st to make himself eligible for a postseason roster.

              No he doesn’t.

      • John

        or I could be wrong…always thought it was the 40 man that way if you need to make changes to the 25 man before series starts or during to replace an injured player that person can be used.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          In order to play in a game (regular season or postseason) a player must be added to the 40-man roster, but there’s no rule stating that that player has to be on the 40-man roster by August 31st to serve as one of the injury replacements. He just has to be in the org somewhere.

          If Jeter got hurt the night before the ALDS started (or at any point in time in October) and the Yankees decided “You know what? Cito Culver’s ready, let’s add him to the postseason roster”, they can do it.

  • Tom Zig

    Chad Gaudin come on down.

    • jsbrendog

      i think i just threw up in my mouth a little

  • Jacob

    Scott Proctor imo.

  • Adam

    Sidney Ponson, so he and Bartolo can ride around the warning track in matching, undersized motorcycles.

    • jon

      i think you mean normal size motorcycles

      its just an illusion they are undersized when ridden by those 2

  • Kyle Higashioka

    It’s gonna be me.

    /flying pig’d

  • nsalem

    No Laffey matters

  • vin

    Ray Kruml is gonna ride that train past SWB, all the way to the Bronx.

  • CP

    Clearly, they’re planning on bringing back Gus Molina.

  • Stuckey

    There are just going to leave it at 39.

    After all, the Yanks purposely try to field inferior teams

    /Axisa’d

    • Cuso

      ?

  • Pat D

    Well, recalling what happened on Saturday’s game thread, this news is sure to drive someone ’round the bend…

  • Jorge

    Dante Jr., come on down.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      You got to be kidding me

      Sincerely,
      Bored AAA catcher

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    In all seriousness, it’s for Jesus Montero. The guy will get called up relatively soon.