Apr 25, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Bruce Billings (40) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees’ Bruce Billings Clears Waivers, Headed to Triple-A


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.

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.

 


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