Originally written on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 11/20/12
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The Yankees cut David Herndon from their 40-man roster.  Then, the Yankees signed David Herndon.  Huh?  Okay, they had a good reason.  But, I think the Phillies would have taken this approach with Herndon and kept him in the organization for depth if they had the chance. This is how it worked.   The Yankees, like the Blue Jays and like the Phillies, did not feel that David Herndon was worth tying up a 40-man roster spot during the offseason, keeping the team from making different moves and giving them flexibility.  To outright a player off of the 40-man roster and send him to AAA, the player needs to go through waivers where any other team can claim him.   In the case of Herndon, the Phillies tried to sneak him through and he was claimed by the Blue Jays.   The Blue Jays then tried to sneak him through and keep him around for depth, and he was claimed again, this time by the Yankees.  However, the Yankees probably made a deal with Herndon:  If you pass through waivers, declare fre...
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