Shelley Duncan Officially Leaves Yankees

According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, the Cleveland Indians have signed OF/1B Shelley Duncan. Jennings did not report the length of value of the deal, but River Ave Blues suggests it’s likely a minor league deal.

Over three seasons Duncan played 68 games for the Yankees. Over that time he had a line of .219/.290/.411/.701 with eight homers and 24 RBI’s. Last season was quite an amazing one for Duncan while he was with triple-A Scranton. In 123 games he hit 30 homers with 99 RBI’s and a line of .277/.370/..546/.916.

Joe Girardi never seemed like a big fan of Duncan. He made sense as a bench part for the Yankees last season, but when he finally got a chance the Yankees traded for Eric Hinske and Duncan didn’t get into a single game until September.

It didn’t seem like the Yankees were ever interested in resigning this offseason. What do you think? Will the Yankees miss him?

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