May
27

King: Yankees asked Pirates about Mike Zagurski

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Via George King: Before claiming David Huff off waivers from the Indians, the Yankees asked the Pirated about left-handed reliever Mike Zagurski. Pittsburgh is close to calling him up from Triple-A, however, so talks never went anywhere.

Zagurski, 30, owns a 6.13 ERA (4.82 FIP) in 69 career big league innings with the Phillies and Diamondbacks over the years. As a true lefty specialist, he’s held same-side hitters to a .254/.333/.372 (.312 wOBA) line with a 25.2 K% and 43.4 GB%. He’s pitched very well in Triple-A this year, striking out 37 in 21 innings. The Yankees have Cesar Cabral on the mend and Clay Rapada at Triple-A Scranton, so they have some lefty relief depth. Sounds like they wanted someone more MLB-ready for the upcoming Mets, Red Sox, and Indians series though.

Categories : Asides, Hot Stove League

8 Comments»

  1. Roger E says:

    And now I ask you who is Mike Zagurski

  2. Brian S. says:

    Leave it to the Yankees to have like 4 LOOGYS on the 40 man. Cashman failed.

  3. Get Phelps Up says:

    They really must be trying to make the “Name the 2013 Yankees” Sporcle quiz at the end of the season as difficult as possible.

    • Bob Buttons says:

      Didn’t do so well on the ’12 quiz because I forgot guys like Cory Wade, Igarashi and Qualls existed.

  4. pop says:

    whatever happened to Clay Rapada?

  5. CS Yankee says:

    Feel they are trying to corner the market on useless LOOGYs to keep them from Texas, Detroit and Tampa come postseason?

    Clay is ok, Cesar will be on the staff soon, so why are they trying so hard to pickup a “3″ tonight at the bar when they have a “7″ (Logan) at home, a “5″ (Clay) just out of town and another “5″ (Cesar) moving back to town?

  6. dkidd says:

    check out his Wikipedia pic

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