The Miami Marlins have claimed left-handed pitcher Matt Tracy off waivers from the New York Yankees, sources have told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Tracy will report to the Marlins’ Triple-A affiliate at New Orleans.
The 26-year-old left-hander was called up to the Yankees’ big league squad following the 19-inning marathon a week ago between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. In his only appearance with their major league squad, Tracy pitched two innings in relief, along with allowing two walks, two hits and three runs that were all not earned.
Following that outing, Tracy was removed from the 40-man roster and designated for assignment to make room for right-handed pitcher Kyle Davies, who ended up making his first appearance in the majors since the 2011 season. This move was part of many the Yankees made over the next week to continually get fresh arms in their bullpen for long relief help.
In 150 and 2/3 innings pitched between the Yankees’ Double-A and Triple-A affiliates at Trenton and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Tracy recorded a 9-8 mark, along with a 3.76 ERA, 5.3 K/9 and a 3.3 BB/9, over 28 games (26 starts). Over his four-year career in the Yankees’ farm system, he has a career 20-22 record, along with a 3.81 ERA, 6.5 K/9 and a 3.7 BB/9, in 365 and 2/3 innings pitched over 78 apperances (64 starts).