Yankees claim left-hander Valdes from Cardinals

A minor move to note here, just announced in Kansas City:

The Yankees have claimed left-hander Raul Valdes on waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals. He’ll join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In a corresponding move, right-hander Jeffrey Marquez has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Valdes, 33, was 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA in seven games for the Cardinals this year. He was 6-2 with a 4.73 ERA in 27 games (seven starts) at Triple-A Memphis.

He doesn’t seem to be much of a threat to take time away from Boone Logan at the big league level, but it gives the Yankees another lefty at Triple-A after J.C. Romero was let out of his contract.

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