• Andy Phillips Placed On Outright Waivers

    Posted by on March 29th, 2007 · Comments (2)

    Via the Star-Ledger

    Andy Phillips, who had been competing with Phelps to platoon at first base with Doug Mientkiewicz, yesterday was placed on outright waivers. The move (which was revealed by a major-league official who asked not to be identified because waivers are confidential) means that by tomorrow Phillips will be claimed by another team or sent to the minors by the Yankees.

    Andy’s a nice guy. But, the reality of his situation is that he’s a Four-A player. It makes sense for the Yankees to make this move.

    Comments on Andy Phillips Placed On Outright Waivers

    1. brockdc
      March 29th, 2007 | 1:20 pm

      This was a no-brainer, though I wouldn’t have been shocked had they kept him over Phelps for sentimental reasons. I wouldn’t mind if Andy were acquired by some desperate NL team, which mean more playing time and a possible ML contract.

    2. rbj
      March 29th, 2007 | 2:07 pm

      Yeah. It was a tough break for Andy with his mother, but it was the right choice to go to be with her. Best of luck to him — as long as it doesn’t hurt the Yankees.

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