New York Yankees logoNew York Yankees

A Day of News in Yankees Universe

ATLANTA - JUNE 25:  Cody Ransom #12 of the New York Yankees against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 25, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin RozellSenior Writer IAugust 6, 2009

(Zell's Pinstripe Blog)

The Yankees designated Cody Ransom for assignment. Anthony Claggett was called up to replace him on the roster. It’s about time Ransom was taken off te team. He hit hit .190/.256/.329 in 31 games for the Yankees

 According to Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, the Yankees signed RHP Russ Ortiz to a minor league contract. This move was made to provide minor-league depth at Triple-A Scranton. Ortiz  posted a (W-L) 3-6 record and a 5.57ERA with the Astros before being released in July. It’s a shame, because this guy was once a very good pitcher.

ESPN’s Jorge Arangure Jr. stated that Cuban defectors RHP Yadel Marti, OF Yasser Gomez, and RHP Juan Yasser had been declared free agents and are free to sign with any team. The Yankees could definitely use Marti in their rotation. He is a veteran guy, who is considered major league ready and could join the Yankees rotation immediately.

  • George M. Steinbrenner’s Yankeeography will debut on August 21st


         Talkin’ Bronx Bomber Baseball: Episode #2 / Trenton runs into vintage Pedro

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices