Jul
15

Yankees release Alfonso Soriano

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As expected, the Yankees have officially released outfielder Alfonso Soriano. He was designated for assignment a little more than a week ago and the team was apparently unable to work out a trade. No club bothered to claim him and his salary off waivers either. No surprise there.

Soriano, 38, hit .221/.244/.367 (60 wRC+) with six homers in 238 plate appearances this year, including a weak .247/.269/.416 (80 wRC+) against lefties. He is free to sign with any team for the pro-rated portion of the league minimum now, but there is a chance his career is over all together. Soriano said he would consider retiring if he had a poor year in 2014, and this certainly qualifies. Sucks.

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  • Darren

    Someone will take a flyer on him, and with good reason. With the lack of offense in the game today, there’s no reason not to trot him out there every day and see if he can hit some jacks. He’s basically free at this point, right?

    • FIPster Doofus

      The Yankees should claim him.

  • Tj

    According to itsaboutthemoney Luis severino is headed to trenton

  • awy

    should have retired in time for old timer’s day sori.

    • vicki

      maybe he’ll pull a sojo next year.

  • Yankeefan91

    sad to see his career as a yankee end this way

    • I’m One

      +1.

    • cliff

      but at least he ended it as a yankee!

    • RetroRob

      It is, but it’s the way 99.9% of careers end for athletes, even the best of them. An outright cut during the season is a little harsher, but he had a hell of a career and made a boatload (ocean-liner size) of money. Few walk out like a Paul O’Neil, or certainly a Mariano, and even Jeter after this year, on their own terms. Usually it’s a call into the manager’s office, and then a walk out the door!

      That said, I believe he’ll get one more shot.

  • RetroRob

    Raul Ibanez was picked up, so will Soriano.

  • bw1tz

    Severino promoted to AA

    http://tinyurl.com/ofaqdpp