Yankees keep Curtis, lose Golson

In order to make room for recent roster moves the Yankees designated outfielders Colin Curtis and Greg Golson for assignment. Today they both cleared waivers, Curtis was assigned to Triple-A and Golson became a free agent, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News.

Golson is remembered for the assist he made back in 2010 when he nailed Carl Crawford at third base in a game against the Rays that held playoff implications. He was a decent toolsy outfielder, but wasn’t seen as much more than a fifth outfielder type at best with the Yankees.

Curtis is very similar with different tool sets. He’ll likely play most of the season in Triple-A and will only see time in the Bronx if there is an injury. Instead they’ll probably have a veteran outfielder (most likely Andruw Jones) and Chris Dickerson as their fourth and fifth outfielders.

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One Response to Yankees keep Curtis, lose Golson

  1. Shavager says:

    Don't have a lot of confidence in Jones' bat, would've preferred to give Posada a one year contract at similar terms as Jones, Jorge gives Yanks a clutch hitter from both sides of the plate over Jones' RH bat.