Yankees claim Chris Schwinden off waivers, cut Danny Farquhar


The Yankees have claimed right-hander Chris Schwinden off waivers from the Indians and assigned him to Triple-A Empire State, the team announced. Fellow right-hander and the recently claimed Danny Farquhar was designated for assignment to clear a 40-man roster spot. He hadn’t even appeared in a game yet.

Schwinden, 25, owns a 6.98 ERA (5.02 FIP) in 29.2 career big league innings, all coming with the Mets this year and last. His career Triple-A performance — 4.02 ERA (3.77 FIP) in 212.2 IP — is slightly more encouraging. Baseball America ranked Schwinden as the 24th best prospect in the Mets’ system before the season, saying he “fits best as a No. 5 starter whose pitchability always will outstrip his raw stuff.” With Adam Warren in the show and Dellin Betances in Double-A, the Yankees needed to replenish some pitching depth in Triple-A.

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  • jjyank

    They could do worse than a guy with a career 3.77 FIP in AAA. Not a terrible depth option.

  • Kosmo

    better to have Schwinden than Farquhar just for the sake of name pronunciation. “Now pitching Farquhar“ just doesn´t sound right.

    • Pat D

      There would always be the Shrek jokes, too.

  • Greg

    Betances is in Double A