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Rob Refsnyder | Second Baseman | #79

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 5 (0) / NYY
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Indians claimed INF/OF Rob Refsnyder off waivers from the Blue Jays.
It's his third team since the midseason trade deadline, as the Blue Jays acquired him via trade from the Yankees in July. Refsnyder has hit only .233/.306/.311 during his chances in the majors, but he's hit well in the minors and is versatile. Nov 20 - 5:05 PM

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Rob Refsnyder went 3-for-4 as the Blue Jays topped the Pirates on Saturday afternoon in Toronto.

Refsnyder drew a rare start at second base in this one and performed admirably. All three of his hits in the contest were singles, none of the Jays' eight total hits in the game went for extra bases. Refsnyder is hitting a disappointing .167/.254/.233 overall on the year.
Aug 12 - 4:11 PM

Blue Jays recalled INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Buffalo.

He'll provide depth on the Blue Jays bench with Troy Tulowitzki sidelined. Refsnyder hit just .135/.200/.216 in 40 plate appearances with the Yankees this season.
Jul 29 - 10:45 AM

Blue Jays acquired INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from the Yankees in exchange for 1B Ryan McBroom.

Refsnyder will head to Triple-A Buffalo for now. The 26-year-old sports an underwhelming .241/.312/.332 batting line over 262 plate appearances at the big league level, but he's hit well consistently in the minors and offers versatility.
Jul 23 - 2:49 PM

Yankees designated INF/OF Rob Refsnyder for assignment.

Ji-Man Choi was also put on waivers Wednesday as the Yankees cleared roster space for trade acquisitions Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle. Refsnyder holds a poor .241/.312/.332 career batting line in 94 games at the major league level, but he was a well-regarded prospect not long ago and should find interest from other teams on the waiver wire.
Jul 19 - 11:57 AM

Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Refsnyder has played sparingly in his multiple stints in the majors this season, hitting just .135/.200/.216. He'll return to a .309/.399/.455 line at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Jul 14 - 4:32 PM

Yankees recalled INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Refsnyder is 5-for-29 (.172) with one double and one triple over 15 games with the Yankees this season. He'll function in a utility role in his return to the majors.
Jun 26 - 12:41 PM

Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Refsnyder has batted just .172/.226/.276 in 31 plate appearances this season at the major league level, and he was 3-for-19 (.158) in June.
Jun 22 - 2:58 PM

Yankees recalled INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

This is the corresponding move to Jacoby Ellsbury's placement on the 7-day concussion disabled list late Wednesday night. Refsnyder has logged just three at-bats this season at the major league level.
May 25 - 10:19 AM

Yankees recalled INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He'll be the team's 26th man for Sunday's doubleheader with the Astros. Refsnyder was up for a bit earlier this month but barely played.
May 14 - 10:51 AM

Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The club needed another relief arm after Sunday's 18-inning game, so Refsnyder got squeezed off the roster. He didn't receive any starts in his few days with the club.
May 8 - 4:57 PM

Yankees recalled INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He's taking the place of Greg Bird, who was placed on the DL with a bruised right ankle. The 26-year-old has hit just .260 with one homer in 77 at-bats for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this year. A jack of all trades, Refsnyder should see playing time at both first base and outfield with Bird and Jacoby Ellsbury (elbow) both battling injuries.
May 2 - 3:43 PM

Rob Refsnyder will play first base, second base, third base and right field for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The Yankees are hoping Refsnyder will be able to fill a utility role when he gets the call to New York later this year. Refsnyder has already shown considerable versatility at the major league level, starting games at first, second and both corner outfield spots for the pinstripes last season.
Apr 5 - 10:19 AM

Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

There have been trade rumors swirling around Refsnyder all spring, but the Yankees have not been able to finalize a deal. The 26-year-old former prospect batted just .250/.328/.309 in 175 plate appearances last season at the major league level and he also struggled at the dish this spring.
Mar 30 - 9:25 AM

According to George A. King III of the New York Post, the Rays have shown interest in Yankees utilityman Rob Refsnyder.

King notes that the Yankees subbed Refsnyder into their Grapefruit League game against the Rays on Sunday, having him play an inning in left field and four in right field. Refsnyder went 1-for-1 with a double and a walk at the dish. He's fallen down the depth chart in New York after his disappointing showing in 2016, but the 26-year-old posted promising numbers throughout the minor leagues and was once considered a sizable part of the Yankees' future. King reported back in early March that the Yankees were listening to offers on Refsnyder.
Mar 27 - 9:53 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Francisco Mejia
4Eric Haase
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
3Rob Refsnyder
4Michael Martinez
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Willi Castro
3Yu-Cheng Chang
4Eric Stamets
5Drew Maggi
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Abraham Almonte
3Melvin Upton
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Greg Allen
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
8Ryan Merritt
9Julian Merryweather
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Zach McAllister
4Dan Otero
5Tyler Olson
6Nick Goody
7Shawn Morimando
8Neil Ramirez
9Leonel Campos
10Jeff Beliveau
11Evan Marshall