The Yankees claimed a pair of pitchers off waivers on Tuesday, nabbing right-hander David Herndon from the Blue Jays and southpaw Josh Spence from the Padres. Herndon underwent Tommy John surgery in June. A native of Victoria, Australia, Spence pitched in 51 contests for San Diego over the last two seasons. Toronto claimed him off waivers on Oct. The club made six waiver claims in October with the main goal of attempting to sneak the players through at a later date to build depth in the Minor Leagues.