I wrote about the Yankees 40-man roster crunch this afternoon and already the first domino has fallen as the Yankees have announced that they’ve designated left handed reliever Josh Spence for assignment.
Spence was claimed off waivers from the San Diego Padres back on Nov. 6. He’s 24-years-old and has played in parts of two season in the majors with a 3.15 ERA, a 9.2 K/9, and a 5.4 BB/9.
With Boone Logan, Clay Rapada, and Cesar Cabral ahead of him there wasn’t a very good chance of him getting playing time in the Bronx next season. Brian Cashman just likes to stockpile relievers which is why he claimed Spence in the first place.
Teams now have 10 days to claim Spence off waivers. He nobody claims him he can be assigned to Triple-A. Technically the Yankees could also trade him, but literally every other team in baseball had a shot at him before the Yankees claimed him a month ago.