Archive for Jeff Marquez
The Yankees have outrighted Jeff Marquez to Triple-A Scranton in what is basically a paper move. Marquez was already on the 60-day disabled list, so he’s not taking up a spot on the 40-man roster, but the outright removes him from the 40-man completely. Now they won’t have to activate him when his 30-day rehab window ends next week.
Marquez was pretty much the first guy on the 40-man roster chopping block, but his shoulder injury and subsequent 60-day DL’ing bought him a little time. The Yankees will still have some roster trimming to do before September call-ups, especially if they plan on bringing non-40-man players Jesus Montero and George Kontos to the show in the season’s final month. Gotta figure Justin Maxwell will be one roster casualty, but the other is a little up in the air.
Valdes, 33, had been designated for assignment earlier this week when St. Louis signed Arthur Rhodes. You might have seen him pitch with the Mets last year, his first taste of the big leagues after spending a bunch of time in various independent leagues. His splits against left-handed batters are terrible (.327/.377/.602 against in 107 PA), which isn’t all that surprising as a high-80′s fastball/mid-70′s curveball guy. Valdes definitely has minor league options left, so I expect him to go to Triple-A.
Via Marc Carig, the Yankees have placed Jeff Marquez on the disabled list with a sore shoulder, and he will head to New York tomorrow. Buddy Carlyle has been called up to replace him, and he will be at the stadium in time for tonight’s game. Carlyle just pitched for Triple-A Scranton last night and Marquez hasn’t pitched since the weekend, so this is a legit injury. It’s not like they’re just looking for a fresh arm for game two of the doubleheader. Hopefully it’s just some soreness and not anything more serious, for Jeff’s sake.
The Nick Swisher trade just gets better. Today the Yankees claimed off waivers one of the players they sent to Chicago in the trade. According to MLB Trade Rumors’s Tim Dierkes, not only will Jeff Marquez return to his original team, but he’ll be in uniform for tonight’s game. Presumably that means Hector Noesi‘s reward for a job well done is a ticket on the shuttle back to Scranton. Hopefully he’s back with, and making a start for, the big league club in due time. The Yankees will also have to make a 40-man roster move here, but with Amauri Sanit and Buddy Carlyle taking up spots, it shouldn’t be much of a bother.
Marquez made one appearance for the White Sox this year, allowing a hit and a homer before recording his three outs. At AAA this year he made nine starts and had a 3.97 ERA and 4.37 FIP. He’s basically filler at this point, someone who is a step above Sanit. That’s setting the bar pretty low, though.
Triple-A Scranton (5-4 loss to Buffalo in 11 innings)
Justin Christian: 2 for 6, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB – in other news, Andy Phillips went 0 for 3 with 2 K and was taken out of the game for Miguel freakin’ Cairo…
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Eric Duncan: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 2 E (fielding, throwing)Â – 3 doubles in his last 5 games
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 4, 2 K
Run-Elvis: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 7-4 GB/FB
Edwar:Â 3 IP, a whole bunch of zeroes,Â 6 K, 3-0 GB/FBÂ – in other news, Kyle Farnsworth allowed 2 more baserunners tonight (Kper9 up to 16.62)
Jim Brower: 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K – first run allowed since June 8th