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Preston Claiborne | Relief Pitcher | #57

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Tulane
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 17 (0) / NYY
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Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Round Rock.
Claiborne last appeared in a major league game back in 2014, with the Yankees, but the 29-year-old righty has registered a dominant 1.37 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. He'll work in middle relief for the Rangers. Jun 22 - 11:23 AM

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Marlins sent RHP Preston Claiborne outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

He's now off the 40-man roster. Claiborne missed all of the 2015 season with a shoulder injury.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 08:10:00 PM

Preston Claiborne has been diagnosed with a right shoulder injury and will be out at least a month.

Claiborne was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans earlier this week. He will do most of his rehab at the Marlins' spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 01:42:00 PM

Marlins optioned RHP Preston Claiborne to Triple-A New Orleans.

Claiborne had a very good showing this spring in the Grapefruit League, but the Marlins had no room for him on the Opening Day roster. The 27-year-old right-hander was claimed off waivers from the Yankees in December and should get a look at some point in Miami.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 09:34:00 AM

Marlins claimed RHP Preston Claiborne off waivers from the Yankees.

Claiborne holds a career 3.79 ERA with 58 strikeouts over 71 1/3 innings of relief. He's a solid middle reliever who provided the Yankees' wrecked pitching staff with a little bit of stability during the 2014 season. He should continue to find relief innings with the Marlins in 2015.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 02:47:00 PM

Yankees designated RHP Preston Claiborne for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Gonzalez Germen. Claiborne, who turns 27 next month, holds a career 3.79 ERA with 58 strikeouts over 71 1/3 relief frames.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 03:27:00 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Claiborne has posted a cool 3.57 ERA in 17 2/3 innings this season for New York. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 03:40:00 PM

Yankees optioned RHP Preston Claiborne to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Claiborne has posted a 3.57 ERA in 17 2/3 innings this season with the Yanks. He should be back eventually.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Claiborne has allowed one run over four relief frames in his two relief appearances with the big club this season. He'll work in middle relief.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 02:34:00 PM

Yankees optioned RHP Preston Claiborne to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Claiborne threw 32 pitches in relief of Michael Pineda on Wednesday night, so it's no surprise to see him head back to the minors. He should be back at some point soon.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 04:26:00 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Claiborne allowed just one earned run over his first six relief innings at Triple-A to earn the promotion. He'll work in middle relief.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Preston Claiborne failed to retire any of the six batters he faced Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Claiborne was a very reliable reliever for the Yankees for five months last season before struggling in September. Unfortunately, he's continued to flounder in March, amassing a 14.29 ERA. It's most likely going to cost him his spot in the Yankees pen.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 05:44:00 PM

Yankees optioned RHP Preston Claiborne to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The move clears a roster spot for shortstop Derek Jeter, who will return from the disabled list on Monday night. Claiborne has a 2.78 ERA in 45 1/3 major league innings this year and should be back in September.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 10:11:00 AM

Yankees recalled RHP Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He'll serve as the 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays. Claiborne owns a quality 2.88 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 40 2/3 innings this season.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 12:24:00 PM

Yankees optioned RHP Preston Claiborne to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Claiborne boasts a 2.88 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 40 2/3 relief innings for the Yankees this season, but the club decided to keep a pair of long relievers. He'll be back when rosters expand.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 04:01:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Pete Kozma
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Delino DeShields
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Keone Kela
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Nick Martinez
8Austin Bibens-Dirkx
9Dario Alvarez
10Jake Diekman
11Ernesto Frieri
12Tanner Scheppers
13Preston Claiborne