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.