A little over a week ago Hideki Matsui was designated for assignment by the Rays. Now, two other former Yankees have met the same fate, Johnny Damon and Bobby Abreu.
Damon was DFA by the Indians yesterday:On Friday, August 3 the Cleveland Indians said farewell to veteran outfielder Johnny Damon, designating him for assignment. Like MLB.com's Jordan Bastian noted in his coverage the veteran outfielder foresaw the end coming, commenting back on July 21 "If we're not in contention I'll be the first one they drop." A week-long losing streak pretty much ended any reasonable playoff hopes the Tribe possessed.
... In 64 games he put together just a .222 batting average while garnering four home runs and 19 RBIs. And thanks to their acquisition of Shane Victorino, Abreu lost his roster sport with the Dodgers:Two-time All-Star Bobby Abreu has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Dodgers to make room on the 25-man roster for newly acquired left fielder Shane Victorino.
Abreu was signed as a free agent on May 4 after he was released by the Angels. He batted .251 with two home runs and 17 RBIs in 70 games as a part-time left field and pinch-hitter.I enjoyed rooting for all three of these guys so it's kinda sad to see their careers end up like this, but it is what it is.
See you all on Old Timers' Day.