Feb
22

Yankees sign Robinson Cano’s cousin, Burt Reynolds

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Via Kevin Goldstein, the Yankees have signed utility man Burt Reynolds. Apparently he’s Robinson Cano‘s cousin, and yes his name is really Burt Reynolds. The 23-year-old spent some time in the Nationals and Rays farm systems back in the day, but played for the independent Newark Bears last season. He hit .232/.291/.445 with 13 homers and 95 strikeouts in 286 plate appearances. All I know is that having a dude named Burt Reynolds in the organization is pretty badass.

Side note: Burt’s Twitter account is the greatest thing ever.

Categories : Asides, Minors

30 Comments»

  1. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Is it April 1st already ?

  2. Garcia says:

    Kind of makes you wonder why Leo Nunez or Fausto Carmona didn’t opt to change their names to BURT. REYNOLDS. prior to signing their contracts, in lieu of the rather mundane ones they chose.

    When it comes to false names, Burt Reynolds has to be in the running for GOAT.

    Being Robbie’s cousin, however, I’d expect that his name is no alias. They know how to name kids in that family though, that’s for sure.

  3. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Is this a package deal with Cervelli’s cousin, Dom Deluise ?

  4. Lime says:

    Burt Reynolds Watch?

  5. Mike E says:

    Awesome story from a year and a half ago about Reynolds and Cano growing up.

  6. Anders360 says:

    YOu really can’t make this up lol . i wna know how they try pronounce that name back in the d.r.

  7. Juke Early says:

    In a keep up with the Jones’ type move, Red Sux signed Lonnie(sic) Anderson 16 from Cincinnati, OH AND Jerry Reed 18, out of Nashville.

  8. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Changing my name to Burt Reynolds Number 1 Fan.

  9. ArchStanton says:

    His twitter is incredible. “You may think I’m a loser, but to my goldfish i am the ‘GOD OF FLAKES!’ “

  10. CJ says:

    Awesome. Can’t make it up.

  11. Will (the other one) says:

    Apparently the tradition of naming kids after personal heroes runs in the family. AWESOME.

  12. Rainbow connection says:

    Will he be punching women in the face?

  13. Dave M says:

    Does he drive a 77 Trans Am?

  14. GardnergoesYardner says:

    Here’s a good one farther down, “Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies is the reason why I have trust issues.”

    The least this guy could do is come write a good script for Bob Lorenz on the pregame show.

  15. Rainbow connection says:

    Will his wig fall off every time he swings a bat?

  16. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I’ll gladly take the opportunity to plagiarize the Turd Furgerson comment from earlier today. Suck it, Trebek.

  17. bonestock94 says:

    This is one of those things that I’m gonna forget is real. All sorts of wtf.

  18. NYinTX says:

    No way his Twitter survives the front office. I can see Hal having a heart attack about the mouth hugs reference.

    • Delaware - Ralph says:

      don’t know what you could be referring to…

      “I don’t ask for a blow job because the word “job” makes it sound like it’s strenuous physical labor. Instead, I ask for mouth hugs”

  19. Esteban says:

    Next on the Yankees radar: Turd Ferguson.

    *puts on a huge Yankees hat* “Ha-ha! Yeah, I found this backstage, an over-sized hat. It’s funny.”

  20. Mick says:

    He has to make them team…even as the bat boy!

  21. Gustavo says:

    I’d keep an eye out for Cano’s other cousin, 13 year old right hander named Chuck Norris. I hear he’s already throwing 95 mph.

  22. David Ortiz's Dealer says:

    I wonder what Sterling Archer thinks of this.

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