May 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Matt Daley throws a pitch against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees designate Matt Daley for assignment


Right-handed reliever Matt Daley has been designated for assignment by the New York Yankees for the second time this season, according to a release by the team. Daley had just been recalled from Triple-A on Saturday, but failed to appear in yesterday’s game.

In twelve appearances on the season Daley has thrown 13.0 IP, posting a 4.85 ERA and 1.308 WHIP with 6.2 K/9 and 4.2 BB/9. His numbers in the minor leagues have been better for the most part, though he’s hardly been dominant against younger competition. In 21 appearances he has a 3.38 ERA, 1.462 WHIP, 12.8 K/9, and 2.4 BB/9.

Daley’s career has seen a lot of back-and-forth between the major and minor leagues since first debuting with the Colorado Rockies in 2009. All told he’s made 111 appearances with the Rockies and Yankees, with a 4.44 ERA and 1.279 WHIP in 99.1 IP. He will have the option to elect free agency now that he’s been DFA’d for the second time this season. It’s unclear if he will do so or if he’ll choose to remain with New York’s Triple-A affiliate, pending another opportunity later in the year.

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