Collins: Preston Claiborne placed on Triple-A DL with shoulder injury

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Via Donnie Collins: Right-hander Preston Claiborne has been placed on the Triple-A Scranton disabled list with a shoulder injury. The nature and extent of the injury is unknown. Claiborne pitched in last night’s game but eventually walked off with the trainer.

Claiborne, 26, had a 3.57 ERA (3.77 FIP) in 17.2 innings across a few short stints with the Yankees this season. He has a 2.76 ERA (2.84 FIP) in 16.1 Triple-A innings as well. Claiborne was essentially the team’s eighth reliever, getting the call whenever a fresh arm was needed. He wasn’t on the active roster but he was part of the bullpen. Hopefully it’s nothing serious, shoulder issues are scary.

Scouting The Trade Market: Cubs' Position Players
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  • ropeadope

    Tonight’s starting lineups:

    New York Yankees

    1 LF Brett Gardner
    2 SS Derek Jeter
    3 CF Jacoby Ellsbury
    4 1B Mark Teixeira
    5 DH Carlos Beltran
    6 RF Ichiro Suzuki
    7 2B Brian Roberts
    8 3B Kelly Johnson
    9 C+ Francisco Cervelli

    SP Hiroki Kuroda

    Toronto Blue Jays

    1 SS Jose Reyes
    2 LF Melky Cabrera
    3 1B Adam Lind
    4 DH Edwin Encarnacion
    5 C- Dioner Navarro
    6 3B Juan Francisco
    7 CF Colby Rasmus
    8 2B Munenori Kawasaki
    9 RF Anthony Gose

    SP Drew Hutchison

    Win tonight, come home and beat up on Red Sox who were exposed on the West Coast. Hurry up and heal, Preston.

    • Derek Jeter

      No thx … How about a lead-off HR instead

  • Deep Thoughts

    Preston Claiborn anagrams:

    Enable Proctor Sin
    Proctor Been Slain

    • Cheval Anonyme

      Belie Scranton Pro.

      • Cheval Anonyme

        Bat Silence? Or Porn?

        • Cheval Anonyme

          Enrol Price????? No Bats!!!!!

  • yankeepankee

    Bring him up! Let him start instead of Nuno!
    Nothing to lose. Nuno is just BP for opposing teams at this point.
    Let’s show some mucho macho and have some fun!

    • Preston

      He’s made two starts at High A. We have plenty to lose by bringing him up. First he could legitimately be worse than Nuno. Nuno dominated the minor leagues. In 2011 his ERA was 1.95, in 2012 his ERA was 2.44, and in 2013 his ERA was 1.44. Severino is a better prospect because of age vs. level and his stuff, but he isn’t a better pitcher yet. Second, the risk is that Severino gets absolutely shelled way before he’s ready to compete at this level and stunts the development of the guy who’s arguably our best pitching prospect. He’s not ready for AA yet let alone MLB, let’s not pick the fruit before it’s ripe.