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Tommy Layne | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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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Red Sox signed LHP Tommy Layne to a minor league deal.
The deal does not include an invite to major league spring training. Layne appeared in 19 games with the Yankees last year, posting an underwhelming 7.62 ERA over 13 innings. He was among those participating in the MLBPA spring camp prior to signing with the Sox. Feb 24 - 4:46 PM

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Dodgers signed LHP Tommy Layne to a minor league contract.

Layne was released by the Yankees on July 5. In 19 games with the Bombers prior to his release, the southpaw reliever held a 7.62 ERA and 1.84 WHIP. He will serve as minor league depth for the Dodgers moving forward.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 05:20:00 PM

Yankees released LHP Tommy Layne.

Layne was pushed off the Yankees' 40-man roster in June after posting a 7.62 ERA in 19 relief appearances at the major league level. The 32-year-old left-hander is now a free agent.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 03:44:00 PM

Yankees sent LHP Tommy Layne outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Layne had been designated for assignment, but he cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. He's posted a 7.62 ERA for the Bombers this season.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 03:04:00 PM

Yankees designated LHP Tommy Layne for assignment.

That clears a spot for Domingo German, who is expected to follow starter Chad Green in Sunday's game against Baltimore. The lefty specialist has had a hard time this year, producing a 7.62 ERA with a sluggish 6.23 K/9 over 19 outings this year. Despite his struggles, Layne should resurface quickly.
Sat, Jun 10, 2017 11:35:00 PM

Yankees and LHP Tommy Layne avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.075 million contract.

The left-handed reliever was eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason as a Super 2 qualifier. Layne put up a 3.63 over 63 appearances in 2016 for the Red Sox and Yankees.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 05:39:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 09:47:00 AM

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.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 08:30:00 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.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 08:41:00 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

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