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Tommy Layne | Relief Pitcher | #39

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/2/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Mount Olive
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 26 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
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Yankees signed LHP Tommy Layne to a one-year contract.
Layne was just released by the Red Sox over the weekend, but now he'll immediately join the Yankees for this week's series against Boston. The 31-year-old owns a 3.21 ERA with 8.6 K/9 and 4.3 BB/9 over 168 relief appearances in the majors and is capable of being a useful bullpen piece. Aug 9 - 9:47 AM

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Red Sox released LHP Tommy Layne.

Layne had been designated for assignment after posting a 3.77 ERA and 25/14 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings. The 31-year-old has a career 3.21 ERA with nearly a strikeout per inning, so he could be scooped up by someone for the stretch run.
Aug 7 - 8:30 AM

Red Sox designated LHP Tommy Layne for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Fernando Abad on the 40-man roster. Layne has posted a 3.77 ERA and 25/14 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings this season and could draw some interest on waivers.
Aug 2 - 8:41 AM

Red Sox recalled LHP Tommy Layne from Triple-A Pawtucket.

The Red Sox have had to play musical chairs with their bullpen following Koji Uehara's wrist injury. Layne holds a 3.51 ERA over 33 1/3 major league innings and provides a decent lefty pen option for the Sox.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Tommy Layne to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The move opens a spot for new reliever Jean Machi, who is officially joining the Red Sox on Thursday night. Layne has a 3.51 ERA in 33 1/3 innings of relief this season. He'll probably get another shot soon.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 03:52:00 PM

Tommy Layne earned his first save of the season Sunday as the Red Sox defeated the A's.

Koji Uehara had pitched three straight days, so the Red Sox turned to the left-handed Layne to close out Sunday's game. And he did so by striking out two of the three batters he faced in a perfect ninth frame. Layne owns a 2.50 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 19 strikeouts in 18 innings this season.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 05:02:00 PM

Red Sox recalled LHP Tommy Layne from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Layne was sent down earlier this month after allowing three runs over 4 2/3 innings, but he rebounded with five scoreless frames at Pawtucket. He'll work in middle relief.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 02:51:00 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Tommy Layne to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Layne's moving to the minors to make room for Koji Uehara, who is returning from a hamstring injury. In 2014, Layne held down a 0.95 ERA in 19 innings with the Red Sox, acting mostly as a lefty specialist. He'll probably be back later this season.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 12:45:00 PM

Red Sox recalled LHP Tommy Layne from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Layne threw two-thirds of a scoreless inning in his lone big league appearance this season. With Andrew Miller gone, he'll get an opportunity as a southpaw reliever.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 03:41:00 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Tommy Layne to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Layne threw two-third of a scoreless inning Saturday as he served as the 26th man in the doubleheader versus the Orioles. The left will return to a 1.51 ERA at Pawtucket.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 09:00:00 AM

Red Sox recalled LHP Tommy Lane from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Lane is the 26th man for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Orioles. He has a 1.51 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 46/18 K/BB ratio in 41 2/3 innings at Triple-A Pawtucket this year.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Tommy Layne will join the Red Sox as the 26th man for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

The 29-year-old southpaw owns a 1.51 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 46/18 K/BB ratio over 41 2/3 innings at Triple-A Pawtucket this season. He'll head back to the minors after the game.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Red Sox reassigned LHP Tommy Layne, RHP Brayan Villarreal, OF Corey Brown and INF Mike McCoy to minor league camp.

The Sox had already pretty much decided on their bullpen, so none of these cuts are a surprise. Both Layne and Villarreal have a chance to contribute at some point this season.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 12:26:00 PM

Red Sox signed LHP Tommy Layne to a minor league contract.

He seems likely to receive an invitation to spring training. Layne spent most of 2013 at Triple-A with the Padres, but he put up a 2.84 ERA with 31 strikeouts over 25 1/3 innings the last two seasons at the big league level. He'll likely wind up as depth in the minors.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 04:56:00 PM

Padres sent LHP Tommy Layne outright to Triple-A Tuscon.

Layne was designated for assignment late last month and drew no interest from other teams on waivers. He had a 4.50 ERA in 49 appearances this year at Triple-A.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 04:00:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Tyler Austin
2Mark Teixeira
3Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Brian McCann
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4CC Sabathia
5Luis Cessa
6Chad Green
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Tyler Clippard
3Anthony Swarzak
4Adam Warren
5Kirby Yates
6Tommy Layne
7Blake Parker
8Conor Mullee
9Bryan Mitchell
10Branden Pinder