3 Yankees Who Don’t Belong on the 40-Man Roster

The 2024 MLB season is around the corner but here are some players who shouldn't make the 40-man roster

May 16, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees catcher Jose Trevino (39) heads for third base
May 16, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees catcher Jose Trevino (39) heads for third base / John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Luke Weaver

The Yankees brought in Luke Weaver on a one-year deal with a team option for the following year. Weaver was jumping around a lot in 2023. He played for the Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners before getting claimed by the Yankees in September.

His stint was the Yankees was short-lived in 2023. He logged 13.1 innings, recording 16 K's and an ERA of 3.38. The rest of his season wasn't as impressive. With the Reds he posted 85 K's, but also an ERA of 6.87 ERA in 97 innings for that ball club. He was released by Cincinnati before joining the Seattle Mariners.

Things weren't much better in Seattle where he had a 6.08 ERA in 13.1 innings. Between these three teams, he logged 123 2/3 innings with a 6.40 ERA and 19.4% strikeout rate.

Across his eight-year career, Weaver owns a 5.14 ERA and that isn't really impressive. The Yankees need to have reliable arms in the bullpen who can help close out games. Over Weaver's career, he hasn't shown the ability to do that.

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