LaMarre (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.
LaMarre has been out since mid-May with a strained right hamstring. He's nearly back to full health, but it's far from guaranteed that he'll return to the big leagues once he's activated off the injured list, as he'd played just three major-league games this season before suffering the injury.
Manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that LaMarre (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Tuesday, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
LaMarre was placed on the 10-day injured list May 20 with a right hamstring strain, but he now appears close to being able to return. He'll begin a rehab assignment in the coming days before the Yankees decide whether to activate him to the major-league roster or option him back to to the minors.
LaMarre was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain Thursday.
LaMarre exited Wednesday's game after he suffered a hamstring injury while running out a groundout in the third inning. Tyler Wade could see a slight uptick in playing time as a depth option while LaMarre is sidelined.
LaMarre was removed from Wednesday's game at Texas with an apparent right hamstring injury, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
The 26-year-old pulled up while grabbing at his right hamstring on a groundout during the third inning, and he was promptly replaced in right field for the bottom of the frame. LaMarre could undergo medical imaging to help determine the severity of the injury.
LaMarre will have his contract selected by the Yankees on Sunday, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.
The 32-year-old was unable to nab a spot on the Opening Day roster, but he'll join the big-league club with Aaron Hicks (wrist) landing on the injured list. LaMarre last saw major-league action with the Twins in 2019 and went 5-for-23 in 14 games.
The Yankees reassigned LaMarre to their minor-league camp Wednesday.
Brett Gardner, Mike Tauchman and Jay Bruce are the clear top candidates to make the Yankees' Opening Day roster as reserve outfielders, so LaMarre's demotion doesn't come as much of a surprise. The 32-year-old has bounced around several organizations over the last six seasons, rarely receiving much more than a cup of coffee at the big-league level at any stop. Over 246 career plate appearances in the majors, LaMarre has provided a .236/.286/.338 slash line.
The Yankees announced Wednesday that LaMarre signed a minor-league contract with the organization that includes an invitation to big-league spring training.
LaMarre was a member of the Cubs organization in 2020, but he didn't receive a call-up from the alternate site at any point in the abbreviated 60-game season. Before that, LaMarre had seen limited action in each of the preceding five seasons, slashing .236/.286/.338 with four home runs across 246 career plate appearances between the Reds, Red Sox, Athletics, White Sox and Twins. The journeyman will be vying for an Opening Day bench role with the Yankees as a fourth or fifth outfielder, but he'll more than likely get assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before the end of camp.
LaMarre was released by the Cubs on Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
He couldn't break through to the majors this year and logged a .217/.308/.478 slash line in 26 plate appearances with the Twins in 2019.
LaMarre signed a minor-league deal with the Cubs on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
LaMarre will join the team's secondary camp site in South Bend. The 31-year-old will likely be little more than organizational depth for the Cubs this season, as he's a 31-year-old with just 246 career big-league plate appearances and a .236/.286/.338 slash line.
LaMarre opted out of his minor-league contract with the Rays on Saturday and was granted his release, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The 31-year-old was included in Tampa Bay's 60-player pool, but he exercised his opt out after going through most of summer camp with the team. LaMarre had an .857 OPS at the Triple-A level last season but appeared in only 14 games in the majors.
LaMarre will be a part of the Rays' 60-man player pool this season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
A righty-hitting outfielder who has a career .236/.286/.338 slash line in 246 MLB plate appearances, LaMarre was originally in spring training as a non-roster invitee. Given that the Rays have one of the deepest outfield depth charts in the majors, LaMarre is unlikely to see significant work in 2020.
LaMarre was reassigned to minor-league camp Wednesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
LaMarre joined the Rays on a minor-league deal and was in big-league camp as a non-roster invitee, so it's not a major surprise he was unable to crack the Opening Day roster. The 31-year-old spent most of 2019 at Triple-A and had a .857 slash line with nine home runs in 112 games, though he also appeared in 14 games down the stretch for the Twins before being outrighted off the 40-man roster in October.
LaMarre signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Monday as a non-roster invitee, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
LaMarre operated primarily with Triple-A Gwinnett in 2019, hitting .311/.380/.477 with nine home runs and 19 RBI over 112 games. He'll get the chance to work with the major-league coaching staff during spring training, and he could serve in a reserve role on the major-league roster at some point this season even after a disappointing stint in the majors last year.
LaMarre has been outrighted off the 40-man roster, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The Twins traded for LaMarre in September amid a rash of outfield injuries. He played in 14 games and was used in some key spots in the pennant race, but hit just .217 with a .786 OPS. LaMarre will become a free agent if he clears waivers. He showed enough in his stint in the majors to get an invite to spring training and compete for a reserve role with a team.
LaMarre went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a stolen base in Friday's 6-2 win over the Royals.
LaMarre provided the Twins' final runs of the game with his blast off Royals starter Eric Skoglund in the third inning. LaMarre then showed some speed with his first stolen base of the year in the sixth after reaching on an infield single. The 30-year-old outfielder now has two homers, three RBI and three runs scored over 22 at-bats this year.
LaMarre was traded to Minnesota from Atlanta in exchange for cash considerations on Sunday.
He'll add needed outfield depth for the Twins in September with several outfielders currently injured, though he may not be in line for very many at-bats. He'll fill the 40-man roster spot which was vacated after Michael Pineda was suspended Saturday.
LaMarre agreed to a minor-league contract with the Braves on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
LaMarre began last season with the Twins, but finished the season with the White Sox after being designated for assignment and subsequently claimed during the summer. Between the two teams, he slashed .279/.322/.382 with two home runs and 18 RBI across 180 plate appearances. The 29-year-old has enjoyed little major-league success outside of that sample, however, so he figures to be more of an organizational depth piece for the Braves as things stand now.
LaMarre was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday and is set to become a free agent at the conclusion of the season.
Senior vice president and general manager Rick Hahn didn't rule out LaMarre's return to the organization but stated that Friday's moves -- the team also outrighted Danny Farquhar (head) and Rob Scahill -- provided the club with flexibility for the offseason. In 76 games split between Chicago and Minnesota this year, LaMarre slashed .279/.322/.382 with a pair of home runs and 18 RBI.
LaMarre went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI in Friday's win over the Cubs.
LaMarre plated a run in the fourth on an RBI double, followed by an RBI single in the sixth and a sacrifice fly in the seventh to give the White Sox a comfortable 10-1 lead. He's slashing .286/.330/.391 with two home runs and 18 RBI through 73 games this season with a little over a week remaining in the regular season.
LaMarre went 1-for-3 in Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Tigers.
LaMarre made his third start in four games as manager Rick Renteria is fond of getting those righty-lefty matchups. In this case, the right-handed-hitting LaMarre started in left field against the left-handed Francisco Liriano. With Avisail Garcia (knee) and Leury Garcia (hamstring) sidelined, Renteria has been juggling bodies in and out of the corner outfield spots. Against lefties, he can deploy LaMarre and Ryan Cordell; for right-handers, he has Nicky Delmonico and Daniel Palka.
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