Yankees claim Craig Tatum


The Yankees have claimed catcher Craig Tatum off waivers from the Diamondbacks, the team announced. The 29-year-old is a no-hit, defense-first backstop. He’s produced a .256 wOBA in 299 big league plate appearances, most coming with the Orioles. He’s thrown attempted basestealers out at a 21% rate in the show and a 35% rate in the minors, but that doesn’t do his glovework justice. Tatum figures to be just a depth pickup given Austin Romine‘s persistent back trouble, but he is out of options and will have to pass through waivers to go to the minors. No corresponding 40-man roster move is needed.

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  1. Mike Myers says:

    yESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Playoffs heere we come!

  2. STONE COLD Austin Romine says:


    Nice pick up for the Empire State Yankees of Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pennsylvania.

  3. Robinson Tilapia says:

    This is a good move to provide that much needed fire under Gustavo Molina’s butt.

  4. RetroRob says:

    A bad sign that Austin Romine will be out for a while and the Yankees are adding depth?

  5. ROBTEN says:

    He was the bomb in “21 Jump Street,” yo.

  6. jsbrendog says:

    so is this bye bye gus, this guy is gonna teach austin how to catch betterer or is it oh shit romine’s hurt we need a warm body to sit on the bus every day?

  7. Rainbow Connection says:

    Little known fact: He is Art Tatum’s son

  8. DM says:

    Romine had a “set back” and has been shut down again.

  9. D-Rob da man says:

    Blue eyes > Tatum

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