New York Yankees LHP, Bruce Billings, has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders, according to Chris Cotillo. Billings was designated for assignment on May 15th.
#Yankees outright LHP Bruce Billings to AAA SWB after he cleared waivers.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) May 19, 2014
Billings pitched in just one game for Yankees this season. He pitched four innings and allowed four earned runs, including giving up two home runs. He was placed on the disabled list on April 26th with a strained right forearm.
Prior to the 2014 season, Billings last pitched in the majors in 2011 with the Oakland Athletics and Colorado Rockies. In just four games and seven innings pitched between the two teams, he finished 2011 with a 10.29 ERA before being cut loose by the A’s in August. Billings spent all of 2012 and 2013 in the minor leagues.
In 2014, he has fared much better in the minors this season. Spending time in Triple-A Scranton and Double-A Trenton, he’s pitched 24 innings with a 2.62 ERA and a 2-1 record.
With any team unwilling to take a gamble on him, it’s going to be a hard road for Billings, age 28, to make it in the big leagues if he doesn’t figure something out very soon.