Darnell McDonald, Ryota Igarashi elect free agency


Both OF Darnell McDonald and RHP Ryota Igarashi have elected free agency after spending the majority of the season with Triple-A Empire State. McDonald, 33, was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox in July before being designated for assignment a few days later. He went 0-for-4 during his brief stint in pinstripes and posted a 62 wRC+ in 124 plate appearances for the Triple-A squad.

The Yankees claimed the 33-year-old Igarashi off waivers from the Blue Jays in May, and he allowed four runs in three innings during several short stints with the big league team. He was dominant in Triple-A though, pitching to a 2.45 ERA (2.11 FIP) in 36.2 innings while serving as the team’s closer for most of their division title-winning season. Igarashi was outrighted in August, so neither he nor McDonald were on the 40-man roster.

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  • Robinson Tilapia (Overreacting is American)

    Darnell still needed the haircut and shower.

  • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

    I just feel bad for Darnell’s dreads.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      You wouldn’t feel so bad if you actually had to touch them. :-)

      • Cris Pengiucci

        Or maybe you’d feel worse!

  • TinoBambino24

    Not Darnell! Who’s going to play RF next year?

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