Yanks cut loose Towers, Guzman


In a basic roster maintenance move, the Yankees have outrighted both Freddy Guzman and Josh Towers, according to Chad Jennings of The Journal News. Unsurprisingly, both players have elected free agency rather than accepting a minor league assignment. It’s unlikely that either receives a major league deal in free agency. Guzman has speed but no bat, and Towers hasn’t pitched well since 2005. Towers did pitch well over 18 starts and one relief appearance for AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, so maybe he’ll return. Chances are, though, that Towers, 33 in 2010, will seek out a team that will have him a bit higher on the depth chart.

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  1. A.D. says:

    Well at least they get WS rings.

  2. Mike bk says:

    any chance we do an update on the 40 man Rule V or not until right before the Rule V draft?

  3. pat says:

    Ajax and Nova your roster spots await.

  4. Moshe Mandel says:

    Devastating news. I’m floored.

  5. It took me a second to realize you weren’t talking about Kevin Towers.

  6. jsbrendog says:

    josh towers, your mets roster spot awaits

  7. Is it mean/bad that I’m totally pumped that Guzman is gone?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

      I was really expecting a 4 year deal for Fast Freddie Guzman. I’m shocked…….oooohhh that’s right, Brian Cashman is in charge of the team now.

  8. Zack says:

    I wish Boras was Guzman’s agent, could you imagine his spin on World-Series Champion Freedy Guzman hitting the open market

  9. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Maybe the Mets can get Bobby Bonilla and Towers to battle it out for the 5th starter slot. He’ll be there until like, what, 2030, right?

  10. [...] Before we get into who they should and shouldn’t protect, we first need to figure out what the 40-man roster situation looks like. As of today, there are 38 players on the 40-man. Brian Cashman has said he plans on “taking it slow” this offseason, so we can assume the Yanks will let all of their free agents hit the market. That frees up seven spots (Damon, Hairston, Hinske, Matsui, Molina, Nady, Pettitte), and the Yanks could easily free up another one by cutting ties with Shelley Duncan the same way they did with Freddy Guzman and Josh Towers. [...]

  11. [...] Yankees granted Josh free agency November 11, 2009. About one month later, the Los Angeles Dodgers signed him. He soon joined the [...]

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