Bear season began in Arkansas on Tuesday (really). The Yankees are on their way down there, loaded for it according to MLB Trade Rumors:
The Yankees are flying into Arkansas personally today to meet with Cliff Lee
Good scoop by MLBTR. It’s pretty obvious that the Yankees won’t be denied. Or if they are to be denied it’s not going to be for lack of effort and the dump trucks full of money they’re going to be unloading on Cliff Lee’s front porch in Little Rock.
NEW YORK — The active New York Mets added another newcomer to their bullpen mix when they claimed reliever Sam Coonrod off waivers from the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies.
Coonrod had a 7.82 ERA in 12 appearances covering 12 2/3 innings last year for the National League champions. The right-hander is 7-5 with a 5.27 ERA and five saves in 105 games over four major league seasons with San Francisco and Philadelphia. He has struck out 95 and walked 44 in 97 1/3 innings.
The 30-year-old Coonrod was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week when they signed free agent infielder Josh Harrison.
To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Khalil Lee was designated for assignment by the Mets.