Player Page

Aaron Laffey | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Nationals signed LHP Aaron Laffey to a minor league contract.
The Nats recently lost Chris Young to the Mariners, so they grabbed Laffey to have another veteran arm in the system. Laffey was released by the Orioles earlier in the week and owns a 4.45 ERA for his major league career. Mar 29 - 6:21 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Orioles released LHP Aaron Laffey.

Laffey had been in minor league camp. The left-hander holds an unexciting 4.45 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over parts of seven big league seasons, but his experience and left-handedness will get him a shot somewhere.
Mar 28 - 12:59 PM

Orioles signed LHP Aaron Laffey to a minor league contract.

He did not receive an invitation to spring training. Laffey logged a 7.11 ERA over 12 2/3 unexceptional innings for the Mets and Blue Jays last year. He's supreme organizational depth, nothing more.
Jan 23 - 4:01 PM

Brewers signed LHP Aaron Laffey to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Nashville.

Laffey was released by the Dodgers earlier this month after posting a 5.61 ERA over his first 11 starts at Triple-A Albuquerque. The left-hander is doubtful to suddenly flourish in the Brewers' minor league system.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 09:08:00 AM

Dodgers released LHP Aaron Laffey.

Laffey latched on with the Dodgers at the end of April and posted a 5.61 ERA over 11 starts and one relief appearance with the team's Triple-A affiliate. The 28-year-old southpaw will attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 12:17:00 PM

Dodgers signed LHP Aaron Laffey to a minor league contract.

Laffey has been designated for assignment a couple times in the past week but has latched on with another organization quickly again. With the injuries in the Dodgers' rotation, it's a good landing spot for the lefty. He'll report to Triple-A Albuquerque for now.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 09:10:00 PM

Aaron Laffey has elected free agency.

Laffey cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Blue Jays this weekend, but he opted to refuse a minor league assignment. The 28-year-old southpaw has allowed 10 runs in 12 2/3 innings at the major league level this season, but it shouldn't take him too long to find a new home.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 04:03:00 PM

Blue Jays designated LHP Aaron Laffey for assignment.

The move doesn't come as a total surprise, as Laffey looked absolutely abysmal in Friday's spot start against the Yankees. With Brad Lincoln able to operate in a similar role for the Blue Jays, there wasn't a clear need for Laffey on the roster. He'll likely latch on elsewhere, but may have to settle for a minor league deal.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 10:53:00 PM

Aaron Laffey didn’t deliver the results the Blue Jays were looking for in a spot start against the Yankees on Friday, as he allowed two runs on two hits and five walks over 2 2/3 innings.

Laffey was pushed into emergency duty after Josh Johnson was scratched from his scheduled start, but struggled mightily to find the plate for the entirety of his outing. The swingman now owns a 7.11 ERA, 2.21 WHIP and 9/10 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings on the season. With Brad Lincoln operating in a similar role in the bullpen, he’ll need to improve the overall results soon or his roster spot could be in jeopardy.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 10:35:00 PM

Aaron Laffey will make a spot start on Friday versus the Yankees in place of the injured Josh Johnson (triceps).

Laffey was designated for assignment by the Mets last weekend before being picked up off waivers by the Jays. He posted a 7.20 ERA over 10 innings of work for the Mets and makes for a poor fantasy option Friday.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 09:17:00 AM

Blue Jays claimed LHP Aaron Laffey off waivers from the Mets.

Another day, another waiver claim by Alex Anthopoulos. Laffey was designated for assignment by the Mets over the weekend after he posted a 7.20 ERA over 10 innings of work. The 28-year-old posted a 4.56 ERA over 100 2/3 innings with the Jays last season and will presumably pitch in long relief.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 02:59:00 PM

Mets designated LHP Aaron Laffey for assignment.

Laffey has struggled to a 7.20 ERA and 2.10 WHIP through 10 innings this season. Robert Carson was recalled to take his place in the bullpen. Teams are always desperate for left-handed relief pitching, so Laffey, 28, should catch on with another big league team.
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Aaron Laffey lasted just four innings Tuesday against the Rockies, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks.

He also hit opposing pitcher Jeff Francis with a pitch. Laffey needed 77 pitches to cover the four frames, but the good news is that the number was low enough to where the Mets can bring him back on short rest Saturday against the Nationals. With a 4.82 ERA and 1.93 WHIP, he can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 01:28:00 AM

Aaron Laffey is scheduled to start the second game of Tuesday's split-doubleheader against the Rockies.

There was some speculation that the Mets would skip Laffey following two straight postponements, but they'll stick with their regular rotation order. Of course, things could change if any of Tuesday's games are wiped out due to the weather.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 08:50:00 AM

Aaron Laffey won't make his next start until next Tuesday against the Rockies.

The Mets have an off-day Thursday, which will enable them to go with Jonathon Niese, Matt Harvey and Dillon Gee this weekend against the Twins. Laffey gave up three runs on 10 hits and a walk over 4 1/3 innings Sunday against the Marlins and should get a few more chances since Shaun Marcum (neck) isn't close to returning from the disabled list. He isn't worth owning in fantasy leagues, though.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 05:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Adam LaRoche
2Tyler Moore
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Danny Espinosa
3Jeff Kobernus
SS1Ian Desmond
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Ryan Zimmerman
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Nate Schierholtz
4Steven Souza
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Taylor Hill
7Taylor Jordan
8Matt Purke
Relief Pitcher
R1Drew Storen
2Tyler Clippard
3Rafael Soriano
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis
10Xavier Cedeno
11Aaron Barrett
12Blake Treinen