Yankees designate Aaron Laffey for assignment


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.

Categories : Asides


  1. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

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

  2. jsbrendog says:

    figured this is how it would end

  3. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  4. Betty Humpter says:


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

    (girds loins)

  6. np says:

    Clearing room for Rich Harden

  7. Heisenberg says:

    Clearing room for Venditte.

  8. KyleLitke says:

    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. says:

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

      • 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.


        • 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 says:

      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

  9. Tom Zig says:

    Chad Gaudin come on down.

  10. Jacob says:

    Scott Proctor imo.

  11. Adam says:

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

  12. Kyle Higashioka says:

    It’s gonna be me.

    /flying pig’d

  13. nsalem says:

    No Laffey matters

  14. vin says:

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

  15. CP says:

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

  16. Stuckey says:

    There are just going to leave it at 39.

    After all, the Yanks purposely try to field inferior teams


  17. Pat D says:

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

  18. Jorge says:

    Dante Jr., come on down.

  19. Jesse says:

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

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.