It was just too good to be true. Less than one week after signing him, the Yankees have released Burt Reynolds according to Kevin Goldstein. His Twitter account also appears to have disappeared off the face of the internet, which is the real tragedy in all of this. So long Burt, we’ll always always have that river in Georgia.
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.