The Yankees acquired RHP Chris Schwinden off waivers from the Indians. He will report to Triple-A Scranton. RHP Danny Farquhar was DFA'd.— Mark Feinsand (@BloggingBombers) June 29, 2012
In a corresponding roster move, the Yankees designated right-hander Danny Farquhar for assignment.
The Yankees represent Schwinden’s fourth club of the season. After starting the year with the New York Mets, the 25-year-old was designated for assignment and claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays. After one appearance with the Jays' Triple-A affiliate, Schwinden was DFA’d once again, landing with the Cleveland Indians. This time the right-hander lasted three appearances, but the end result was the same, another DFA.
Over his 13 starts this season for the Mets, Blue Jays and Indians Triple-A squads, Schwinden has maintained an ERA and WHIP of 4.16 and 1.313 with 6.4 SO/9 and 3.2 BB/9.
New York claimed Farquhar off waivers from the Oakland Athletics earlier this week. The 25-year-old did not make an appearance for any of the Yankees minor league affiliates, though he did maintain an ERA and WHIP of 4.46 and 1.409 over his 25 games with the Blue Jays (Double-A) and A’s (Triple-A).