Yankees Claim Anthony Misiewicz From Tigers

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The Yankees have claimed left-hander Anthony Misiewicz off waivers from the Tigers, according to announcements from both clubs. The Yankees had an open 40-man roster spot due to Jimmy Cordero’s recent suspension. Misiewicz has been optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Misiewicz, 28, has been collecting jerseys at a rapid rate over the past year. He spent the early parts of his career with the Mariners and was with them until he was designated for assignment at the end of July last year. Since then, he was acquired by and subsequently DFA’d by the Royals, the Cardinals and the Diamondbacks. The latter club lost him to the Tigers on waivers, who now have lost him to the Yankees on this latest waiver claim. All in all, that’s six different organizations in less than a year.

Amid all those transactions, he’s only been able to toss 8 1/3 innings in the big leagues this year with an 8.64 ERA in that small sample. He’s managed to log 16 1/3 innings in the minors with a 4.41 ERA. Prior to this season, he had 127 major league appearances with a 4.74 ERA, striking out 23% of batters faced while walking 7.1% of them.

For the Yankees, they unexpectedly opened a roster spot this week with the news of Cordero’s suspension and have used it to grab a lefty with some solid results in his track record. He has less than three years of service time and a couple of options seasons, including this one, meaning he can be utilized as an up-and-down reliever for the foreseeable future if he hangs onto his 40-man spot this time around.

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