Left-hander Francisco Rondon has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A. The Yankees designated him for assignment over the weekend to create room on the 40-man roster for the recently claimed David Huff. I thought there was a chance someone would grab him off waivers given his handedness and three minor league options, but no one bit.
Rondon, 25, pitched to a 7.46 ERA (5.83 FIP) in 35 innings spread across six starts and six relief appearances for Double-A Trenton before getting the roster axe. I assume he’ll wind up back with the Thunder even though the outright sends him to Triple-A Scranton. Rondon will become a minor league free agent after the season, and while this isn’t really a career crossroads, it would serve him well to get back to his 2012 form (3.96 ERA and 4.06 FIP) the rest of the summer.