From the Wire … Yankees Claim Schlitter from the Cubs

According to a tweet from Carrie Muskat, the Yankees claimed right-handed pitcher Brian Schlitter off waivers from the Cubs. Schlitter made his big league debut in 2010.

The Yankees claim frees up a spot on the Cubs’ 40-man roster to officially add Kerry Wood.

Brian Schlitter was acquired during the 2008 season in the deal that sent Scott Eyre to the Phillies after he had been designated for assignment.

Schlitter posted an 0-1 record in seven games out of the pen in 2010 with a 12.38 ERA and a 2.88 WHIP (11 runs, all earned, on 18 hits with seven strikeouts, five walks and two home runs allowed in eight innings).

With the subtraction of Schlitter and the addition of Kerry Wood, the Cubs 40-man roster now stands at 40 players.

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  • Tom U

    Brian Schlitter. pitching for San Juan in the Puerto Rican League, has not had an appearance since December 16. His totals were: 0-0 4.15 ERA in 4 appearances. He pitched 4.1 innings with 1 Home Run, 2 strikeouts, and 2 walks.

  • Ripsnorter1

    What do the Yanks see that I don’t?

    • Tom U

      Schlitter is a big kid at 6’5″, 235lbs. He 25 years old, so he still has some time to develop. He had 13 saves in 37 appearances and 3.15 ERA at AAA Iowa. He has a 2:1 strikeout to walk ratio (42:21). He also worked with Larry Rothschild, the Yankees new pitching coach.

  • Tom U

    Correction, he just turned 25 last week.