Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
news

MLB News arrow-downArrow Down icon Arrow Up icon

Yankees acquire RHP Layne Somsen off waivers from Cincinnati

Today the Yankees claimed RHP Layne Somsen off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds and optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
May 24, 2016

Today the Yankees claimed RHP Layne Somsen off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds and optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.   Somsen, 26, made his Major League debut with Cincinnati this season and appeared in two games, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning on 5/14/16 at Philadelphia (1H) and allowing 5ER in 1.1IP

Today the Yankees claimed RHP Layne Somsen off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds and optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
 
Somsen, 26, made his Major League debut with Cincinnati this season and appeared in two games, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning on 5/14/16 at Philadelphia (1H) and allowing 5ER in 1.1IP on 5/16/16 at Cleveland. He also attended Major League spring training for the first time this year, tallying one save and a 4.15 ERA (8.2IP, 6H, 4ER, 6BB, 7K) in 7G with the Reds.
 
The South Dakota native also made 10 appearances with Triple-A Louisville in 2016, posting a 1.89 ERA (19.0IP, 10H, 4ER, 7BB, 19K, 2HR, .154 opp. BA) without any decisions. In 86G (incl. 7GS) over parts of four minor league seasons, he owns a 9-5 career record with a 2.50 ERA (183.2IP, 138H, 51ER, 72BB, 183K, 11HR, .210 opp. BA).
 
Somsen was selected by the Reds in the 22nd round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. He played baseball at South Dakota State University and graduated from Yankton (S.D.) High School.
 
The Yankees' 40-man roster now stands at 40.