Yankees claim lefty reliever Justin Thomas off waivers

Because you can never have too many relievers, the Yankees claimed left handed reliever Justin Thomas off waivers from the Red Sox on Saturday, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.

Thomas, 28, has pitched over parts of three seasons with three separate teams in the Major Leagues, including the Red Sox, Pirates, and Mariners. In 21.2 innings over those three seasons, Thomas has a 6.65 ERA, a 4.6 K/9, and a 3.7 BB/9. In the minors he had a 4.14 ERA, a 8.1 K/9 and a 3.8 BB/9.

The Yankees optioned him to Triple-A where he will likely just be insurance in the event Boone Logan or Clay Rapada get hurt. Otherwise don’t expect to see him too much. They moved Austin Romine from the 15 to the 60-day DL to make room for Thomas on the 40-man roster.

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