St. Louis Cardinals Claim Yankees Minor League Pitcher Jess Todd
When the Yankees needed bullpen help, though, they called up Amaury Sanit from Triple-A and put the recently acquired Todd on waivers to make room for Sanit on the roster.
Really, none of this constitutes a big move, but it is curious as to why the Yankees didn’t just call up Todd to the majors instead of Sanit. Neither pitcher is especially good, but this way the Yankees could have at least kept Todd.
At first glance, Todd seems like nothing special. He’s just a minor league reliever with a career 3.06 ERA. But his K/9 of 9.2 and BB/9 of just 2.6 is pretty darn impressive. Perhaps the Yankees figured with so much depth in the system that he would never really get a good shot to begin with, but why claim him in the first place then?
Either way, he’s gone now. Jess Todd, we hardly knew ye!
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