Claiborne agreed to a minor league contract with the Rangers, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Claiborne hasn't seen the majors since pitching 71.1 innings with the Yankees over the 2013 and 2014 seasons, putting together a 3.79 ERA in 62 relief appearances over that span. He missed all of 2015 with a shoulder injury, and posted a 2.38 ERA in 21.0 innings during his Double-A rehab stint last season. The 29-year-old will likely serve as organizational depth, but carries some future intrigue if his shoulder can fully recover.
Marlins pitcher Preston Claiborne suffered a right shoulder labrum injury, which will keep him sidelined for at least a month of game action, reports MLB.com. Claiborne was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Monday after posting a 1.23 ERA over 7 1/3 innings of work this spring.
The Marlins announced Monday they granted outfielder Reed Johnson his unconditional release. They also optioned pitcher Preston Claiborne to Triple-A New Orleans.
The Marlins have claimed right-handed pitcher Preston Claiborne off waivers from the Yankees on Tuesday, according to the team's official website. The roster has now reached 40 players. Claiborne went 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA over 21 innings of work last season.
The Yankees acquired right-handed pitcher Gonzalez Germen from the Mets in exchange for an undisclosed amount of cash, per the team's official website. To make room on 40-man roster, the Yankees designated right-handed pitcher Preston Claiborne for assignment.