Toronto Blue Jays right-handed starting pitcher Marco Estrada was claimed on revocable waivers by the New York Yankees, a source close to the situation has informed FanRag Sports. The 48-hour deadline to complete a deal has expired, so a deal can no longer be completed. However, it is something to monitor in the offseason.
One source said that the Yankees didn’t want to give up a young player who would come back and hurt them later, so the two sides never got into serious discussions on players.
While the Yankees added both Sonny Gray and Jaime Garcia ahead of this year’s non-waiver trade deadline, the surging American League East ball club could still use some reinforcements atop its pitching staff.
Estrada originally broke into MLB in 2008 as a member of the Washington Nationals. After his two-year stint in our nation’s capital, Estrada then spent five seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers before ultimately arriving north of the border in Toronto in 2015.
Over the course of his 25 starts ad 139.2 innings of work this season, Estrada is currently sporting a disappointing 5.09 ERA alongside a 5-8 record. He has also struck out 143 opposing batters while walking 60 others this time around. For his major league career as a whole, he has amassed a 4.02 ERA over the course of 242 regular-season appearances, 153 starts and 1,037.2 innings of work in all.