Yanks claim Whatsisname

Verbatim exchange from Joe Girardi's pre-game news conference today:

Q: "Do you know anything about this guy you claimed off waivers today?''

A: "Not a whole lot. I know he was an Indian. I'm not sure we saw him last year.''

Clearly, neither questioner nor manager even knew "this guy's'' name.

For the record, his name is Jess Todd, he's a right-handed pitcher and he was claimed from Cleveland's Triple-A Columbus farm team. Todd was 0-0 with an 11.00 ERA in nine innings spread over eight Triple-A games this year. Last year he appeared in five games for the Indians (0-0, 7.50 ERA).

That is all.