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Looks like Claiborne will be called up from Triple-A

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 02, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

ph_502011It seems that Preston Claiborne will be the reliever called up from Triple-A to replace Joba Chamberlain in the Yankees bullpen.

A handful of tweets, including this one from Claiborne himself, certainly paint a pretty telling picture.

Earlier tonight I’d actually heard someone who said — without knowing which reliever was getting the call — that I shouldn’t be surprised if it were either Claiborne or Sam Demel. He said that, despite the numbers, those two had been better this season than top relief prospect Mark Montgomery.

Claiborne doesn’t have Montgomery’s buzz, but he has more upper-level experience – made 20 appearances for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last season – and he was terrific in big league camp this spring, sticking around until nearly the very end and finishing with a 1.13 WHIP with 11 strikeouts and three walks in 10 outings.

This season, Claiborne has 10 strikeouts and one walk through 10.1 innings with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

 
 

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71 Responses to “Looks like Claiborne will be called up from Triple-A”

  1. Jerkface May 2nd, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Claiborne throws a mid 90s fb that really pops the mitt and a decent slider. Should be ok if he can keep the ball in the strike zone. He is one of those guys that really impressed in terms of ‘fb pop’. I believe Ken Singleton commented on how the ball seemed to rocket in there.

  2. fantasygame101 May 2nd, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    eppley dfa or nova 60 day dl?

  3. Nick in SF May 2nd, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Raising the stakes in the snooty name sweepstakes.

  4. Chad Jennings May 2nd, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    I would be Eppley DFA. If he’s not coming up in this situation — and now that Claiborne, Warren, Nuno and Kelley are each on the 40-man — I don’t see any reason to keep Eppley on.

  5. Rich in NJ May 2nd, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    You can’t teach speed velo.

  6. Nick in SF May 2nd, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Well, both “Cody” and “Eppley” provide Girardi a certain comfort level.

  7. luis May 3rd, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Good evening,

    We better get used to “Presty”and “Clabornie” Just to make Girardi more comfortable

  8. Rich in NJ May 3rd, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Has anyone except Jeter and A-Rod escaped a Girardi-ism?

  9. G. Love May 3rd, 2013 at 12:18 am

    I truly hope he’s not related to those petty West Palm Beach Claibornes. The Manassass Virginia Claibornes are a much finer stock of people if you ask me.

  10. luis May 3rd, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Rich in Arod’s case i can understand it ( Arodey ) sounds like Aroid.. In the case of Jeter…Jete is like a lot of e’s so he doesn’t need to add to it

  11. David in Cal May 3rd, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Jetey and Ally?

  12. Rich in NJ May 3rd, 2013 at 12:23 am

    luis

    Or maybe their stature intimidates him? Similarly, Mo is still Mo.

  13. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 3rd, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Of course I’m happy for young Preston but based solely on this year’s stats, Montgomery has been more dominant. Claiborne (who has paid his dues in MiLB and logged 200+ IP) seems to prefer giving up hits rather than walks. Will he be given a mop while Warren moves ahead of him and Kelley becomes more of a 7th inning type? Maybe. Perhaps he’ll become a phenom the way Sloba did in 2007. Suddenly our ‘pen, a big strength 2 days ago, seems pretty compromised. He pitched in 10 spring games so obviously they like this kid. Welcome, Presty.

  14. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 3rd, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Rich, Joe does call A-Rod “Al,” but that’s not quite the same as “Hughesie” or “Nixie.”

    G. Love, ha!!

  15. Jesus Bustero May 3rd, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Pineda hit 95 today

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-yo.....5-in-tampa

  16. G. Love May 3rd, 2013 at 12:33 am

    “Jesus Bustero May 3rd, 2013 at 12:31 am
    Pineda hit 95 today”

    And he wasn’t driving drunk at the time! Progress!

  17. Ys Guy May 3rd, 2013 at 12:34 am

    hi guys!
    pretty quiet baseball night.
    i see josh hamilton got another hit, he’s on a roll.
    i think he’s up to like .220 now.
    …can’t believe we passed up the chance to sign him for 5 $125!

  18. Jesus Bustero May 3rd, 2013 at 12:35 am

    low blow G. Love, low blow

  19. Pat M. May 3rd, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Rich in NJ……It must be a HOF thing with Giradi no nicknames

  20. Rich in NJ May 3rd, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Pat

    Then we need a team full of HOF… ;)

    Just looking at this list, although I guess it’s obvious, Claiborne is the first member of the 2010 class to make it to the ML:

    http://www.baseballamerica.com.....?team=1028

  21. Jesus Bustero May 3rd, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Hitting 95 and not yet on a rehab assignment. Sounds like a successful surgery to me. Maybe the severity was blown out of proportion.

  22. Rich in NJ May 3rd, 2013 at 12:42 am

    If you read the ESPN article on Schilling’s surgery, which was similar, he said that if Pineda took the rehab seriously, he could come back better than before.

    But it’s a serious surgery.

  23. Ys Guy May 3rd, 2013 at 12:44 am

    pineda has a .200 career batting average.

    pretty close to a certain b/u catcher’s current avg!

  24. Jesus Bustero May 3rd, 2013 at 12:44 am

    So is wart removal.

  25. Rich in NJ May 3rd, 2013 at 12:45 am

    You’re high.

  26. Jesus Bustero May 3rd, 2013 at 12:46 am

    It sucks to be Randy because he can’t get excited about Pineda. His head would sooner explode. It’s going to be awesome to have this monster in pinstripes. A YANKEE!!!

  27. Jesus Bustero May 3rd, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I’m messing with you Rich.

  28. Jesus Bustero May 3rd, 2013 at 12:48 am

    How many pitches from a playoff mound before Randy became a fan? 5 scoreless, Yankees up 1-0 vs. the Red Sox? Would that do it for you Randy?

  29. Rich in NJ May 3rd, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Ohhhhhhhh

    Here’s the article:

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/ml.....etter-ever

  30. Jesus Bustero May 3rd, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Is there any record of someone who had Pineda’s specific injury and never returned to baseball because of it despite talent?

  31. Nick in SF May 3rd, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Will 38 Studios come back better than before? :neutral:

  32. Pat M. May 3rd, 2013 at 1:00 am

    My arms get goosed bumped when ever I think back to 2011 when the NY Yankees came calling to the great northwest….It was clear to be that by the second inning that the guy hurling little asprins towards the Yankee hitters had something different. The sound that was so echoingly obvious that this guy Pineda had thunder and lightening his right arm…….The sound of his fastballs blowing out molecules in the 90′s range, and that swlapp sound that the mitt made as these heated white peas made as they returned from warped factor speed……..His time to did play his powers to the Yankee fans will be he soon……..And beware

  33. Rich in NJ May 3rd, 2013 at 1:03 am

    I prefer hitters. Maybe we can trade him for Stanton.

  34. Jesus Bustero May 3rd, 2013 at 1:05 am

    I think he can be a total monster. It was so discouraging facing him when he was healthy. Jeez we might really have something special here, like a generational pitcher.

  35. Jesus Bustero May 3rd, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Stanton’s roids just flared up and he pulled his ham hock.

  36. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 3rd, 2013 at 1:09 am

    I’ve felt that they’ve “babied” him a bit (which I agree with btw) and after reading that article, I’m pretty confident that he could have come back sooner. He’s been throwing off a mound since like early March and still isn’t pitching competitively? This approach could pay off in a big way if he again pitches like he did in the first half of ’11 and hopefully continues to get better. Could be a game changer, especially if the fifth rotation spot is shaky by the time he’s ready, which it very well may be.

  37. Pat M. May 3rd, 2013 at 1:13 am

    A healthy Michael Pineda will in affect tip the balance of power in the AL Eastern Division once he returns…. This 95 mph clocking was made known about 7-10 days ago…. He’s going to be a huge viable option come All Star break……..Beware and bewarned

  38. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 3rd, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Dude was incredible until that July 9th game…they didn’t overwork him either; only threw more than 7 innings once (and that was in September).

    http://www.baseball-almanac.co.....038;y=2011

  39. Nick in SF May 3rd, 2013 at 1:18 am

    I’m trying to temper my enthusiasm, but I think there’s a pretty good chance that Pineda comes back so strong that he holds down two rotation spots next season. Double value! So they can afford Hughes. So the rotation would be:

    CC
    Pineda
    Hughes
    Wang
    Pineda

    Oh yeah, Wang is back in that scenario too. $189M back in play.

  40. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 3rd, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Lmfao! You are a riot late at night Nick. CC Kuroda/Pettitte Pineda Phelps/Nova Jose Ramirez :D

  41. Jesus Bustero May 3rd, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Wow and no TJ for Campos and he struck out 7 in 3 innings. Could this be the deal that gets Cashman elected to the Hall of Fame?

  42. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 3rd, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Or:

    CC
    Kuroda/Pettitte
    Pineda
    Phelpsie/Nova
    Joe-zee

    *list form is a bit more eye pleasing

  43. ron May 3rd, 2013 at 1:23 am

    I can’t wait to see pineda,ramirez,depaula,banuelos,campos,and even a hughes as he gets better,if we sign him.
    I really believe hughes is going to get much better.

  44. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 3rd, 2013 at 1:25 am

    It could be Jesus…it could be! If Pineda works out and either Campos or Ramirez does too (BOTH would be amazing), we’d probably go 130-32 each year.

  45. Nick in SF May 3rd, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Actually if Pineda is the real deal, then Hughes should be really dealt to the Padres in a package for Chase Headley.

    Then Chase Headley and Preston Claiborne can play in seersucker pinstripes and have G&Ts on the veranda.

  46. Jesus Bustero May 3rd, 2013 at 1:27 am

    And it would rain Hershey’s chocolate chips in the Bronx.

  47. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 3rd, 2013 at 1:30 am

    Lots of handsome young bucks waiting in the wings, and still, Betances takes up a spot on the ever important 40-man roster. What’s the dealio, Big Bri, for real? This is a serious question: if his numbers continue in the manner they have been, how long will they keep him around? Between ’12 and ’13 his ERA is just about 7 over 30+ starts. Yes, 7!!

    Hughes is gonna get better, especially when the Dodgers sign him and he’s playing in pitcher friendly parks more often :O

  48. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 3rd, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Nick, you’re a hoot. Chase Headley? What gives you the impression that we need a solid, switch-hand hitting 3rd baseman that’s in his prime?

  49. Jesus Bustero May 3rd, 2013 at 1:35 am

    BTW, I go to college with Madison Bumgarner’s step sister. Their parents are married. She looks very much like the wife of a baseball player. I also go to school with someone who has gone hunting with Madison. He’s supposedly a real country guy and doesn’t flaunt his wealth when he returns to Hickory.

  50. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 3rd, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Mad Bum is a Hick…many Carolina girls are _______ so I’m not surprised. Okay, bed time. Good talk fellas.

  51. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 3rd, 2013 at 1:42 am

    One more thing: do Francisco and Warren go “bye-bye” to open up room on the active roster for young Claiborne and this Chris Nelson character?

  52. theREALkevin May 3rd, 2013 at 2:08 am

    “And he wasn’t driving drunk at the time! Progress!”

    LOL

    “Pineda hit 95 today”

    So we have avoided the career ending injury! Sweet! He might “only” miss over 200 games. That’s a relief, I guess. And that’s assuming he will stay healthy after he gets back on the mound! A far from certain scenario, surely.

  53. Nick in SF May 3rd, 2013 at 2:36 am

    No anti-Pineda bitterness, please. He didn’t ask to be traded for [do not insert snarky reference to Montero here].

  54. Frankg May 3rd, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Regarding Nelson’s fielding ability. I remember Cashman saying once that fielding could be taught. I assume he meant with someone who has some natural ability. We thought that Nunez was a poor fielder until he got some tips from Kelleher. There may be hope here for Nelson to improve.

  55. blake May 3rd, 2013 at 7:49 am

    “He’s supposedly a real country guy and doesn’t flaunt his wealth when he returns to Hickory.”

    Country boy from Caldwell county……I know several people from the high school he’s from

  56. 86w183 May 3rd, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Morning all —-

    It certainly appears that Claiborne’s promotion basically tells Eppley he’s not coming back unless the team bus goes over a cliff. I’m okay with that. Eppley could also get released to make room on the 40-man. Don’t see any better options in that regard unless they give up on Ben Fran-Whiff-sco.

    I think the problem with Banuelos is if they put him on the 60-day his clock starts toward arbitration so they’re trying to avoid it. It’s something along those lines.

  57. blake May 3rd, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Banuelos should be getting fairly close to starting some rehab stuff I’d think….trying to remember exactly when he had his surgery.

  58. RadioKev May 3rd, 2013 at 8:10 am

    blake May 3rd, 2013 at 8:05 am
    Banuelos should be getting fairly close to starting some rehab stuff I’d think….trying to remember exactly when he had his surgery.
    ———–

    I don’t remember how these timelines go, but he had surgery in the Fall… so I think it’s still early.

  59. blake May 3rd, 2013 at 8:13 am

    “I don’t remember how these timelines go, but he had surgery in the Fall… so I think it’s still early.”

    yea I don’t mean like pitching in games…..but he should be throwing by now I’d think. Generally they say with TJS you can be back in a year or maybe sooner but guys aren’t usually full strength for a year and a half to 2 years.

  60. jmills May 3rd, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Hey, Yankee fans, I’m sick so I’m in my rightful mind to bug you people. My friend Harriot just left a message hoping the Blue Jays won the hockey game. LMAO!!! Sometimes it is good to connect with a soul far, far away from the drug of sport. I’ll be sure to tell her my infant self recalls a Leafs’ cup well.

  61. 86w183 May 3rd, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Yanks are facing a boat load of tough 40-man roster decisions as guys get healthy.

    Granderson is likely the first guy back and I figure that’ll be the end of Francisco or Bosch and when Tex is ready it’ll be the other one of those or Overbay.

    Make sense? I hate to lose Overbay because right now he may be better than Tex versus RHP.

  62. jmills May 3rd, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Overbay has been quite the thing, not quite Butch Goring in the Isles’first cup, but quite the thing.

  63. blake May 3rd, 2013 at 8:55 am

    I wonder if they’ll decide to keep Overbay somehow if he continues to hit RHP this way……It’d be tough to find playing time for him though if Hafner stays healthy

  64. Shame Spencer May 3rd, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Lol, the blog is overly optimistic about Pineda… last time we did this we injured Musty (after we injured Adams!), so how about everyone simmers down?

  65. MTU May 3rd, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Buster-

    To answer your question from last night about whether any guys who have labrum surgery don’t make it back.

    The answer is yes.

    more than you would think.

    here’s a really good study of the likely outcomes :

    http://www.baseballprospectus......leid=16634

    It’s possible that Pineda will be one of the lucky ones.

    Until he can stay healthy for years I would temper my enthusiasm.

    It’s the long term prognosis which is the most troubling.

    Anibal Sanchez is is his closest comp.

    He took 2 years to get back to full form.

  66. MTU May 3rd, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I’m fine w the fact that they left MM in the Minors to get regular work and keep working on his game.

    Claiborne is more fungible.

  67. jmills May 3rd, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Casey up here made it back post labrum as did Carpenter ( we should have retained him ), but of course, every severity is oh so tres differente.

  68. Shame Spencer May 3rd, 2013 at 9:05 am

    MTU – I’m with you.. the studies around that particular surgery have always been troubling. Very much an unknown quantity.

    To put things in perspective, Phil is on the verge of putting together back to back consistent seasons for the first time in the 6 years he’s been pitching for us. Without that type of major surgery.

    I want Pineda to be the baby ace we were promised… but there is nothing that’s going to happen this season that’s going to tell us if he will be, IMO.

  69. jmills May 3rd, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Pineda for you guys is like, Dustin McGowan for me. Dustin is the one with the, ” special ” arm that has hardly been quite right, but then again,……who is ?! :)

  70. mick May 3rd, 2013 at 9:33 am

    What if one of our baby phenoms comes through?
    Not only will we have a crowded roster , we will have more decisions on who stays or goes.
    More than just who goes for Tex, Jete, Arod and Grandy.
    Add Joba, Youkilis,Nova maybe DRob to that list.
    We could destroy the chemistry of this team.

    Waiting in the wings:
    Musty, Adams, Montgomery, Pineda, Wang…

    Who says we don’t have a future?

  71. itsgonnabealongseason May 3rd, 2013 at 9:41 am

    As usual the Yanks call up the guy with the least upside. if Montgomery has the potential, it will show.


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