So long, Parker Bridwell. It was a good run. The Yankees lost Bridwell on waivers to the Angels earlier today, both teams announced. He was designated for assignment earlier this week to clear a 40-man roster spot for the newly re-signed J.A. Happ.
The Yankees originally claimed Bridwell off waivers from the Angels last month, and now the Angels claimed him back. A reverse Ronald Torreyes, basically. The Yankees lost Torreyes on waivers to the Angels in January 2016 and reclaimed him from the Halos a few days later.
Bridwell, 27, allowed 40 runs in 34.2 innings between Triple-A and the big leagues this past season before needing surgery to remove loose bodies from his elbow in June. Coincidentally enough, Bridwell was one of the high spin, high whiff pitchers who made my recent under-the-radar relievers list.
Even with Bridwell gone, the Yankees still have three out-of-options sixth starter/reliever candidates in Luis Cessa, Domingo German, and A.J. Cole. Tommy Kahnle is out of options as well.