NEW YORK (WFAN) – The New York Yankees have announced that they have claimed pitcher Chris Schwinden off waivers from the Cleveland Indians, and have assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The 25-year-old is 4-7 this year with a 4.16 ERA in his 13 starts at the Triple-A level for Buffalo (Mets), Las Vegas (Blue Jays) and Columbus (Indians). In 2011 with Buffalo, Schwinden led the team in starts (26), innings pitched (145.2), ERA (3.95) and strikeouts (134). He was selected to the Triple-A All-Star Team.

Since making his MLB debut with the Mets, Schwinden has made seven appearances in the majors (six starts) and holds a 0-3 record with a 6.98 ERA.

To make room for Schwinden, the Yankees designated pitcher Danny Farquhar for assignment. Farquhar had been claimed on waivers from Oakland earlier in the week and assigned to Double-A Trenton.


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