So long, Greg Golson


Via Joel Sherman and Bryan Hoch, the Yankees have released Greg Golson to make room on the 40-man roster this morning’s two Rule 5 Draft pickups. They had one open 40-man spot, so only one move was needed.

For all his physical ability, Golson has never been able to put it all together. He has eight hits and one walk in 42 career big league plate appearances, and is a career .261/.318/.380 hitter in 1,383 Triple-A plate appearances. Golson can play some serious defense though, and I’m sure Carl Crawford is still having nightmares after this throw. There’s a non-zero chance that he clears waivers and returns to the Yankees.

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  1. Gonzo says:

    He should try pitching.

  2. Plank says:

    I vividly remember that throw (I thought) and I remembered it as Torii Hunter getting thrown out. The brain is a funny thing.

  3. Someone make sure Monteroisdinero is okay.

  4. A.D. says:

    I assume the Angles will sign him

  5. This whole “non-zero chance” thing is a little annoying.

  6. JohnnyC says:

    Cashman on Pujols: “He’s a special player. I don’t know him personally, but I see what he does with that bat. It’s Montero-like.” (laughs)

    –Bryan Hoch via twitter

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