Quick Hit: Alfonso Soriano Released

This news isn’t that much of a surprise but Alfonso Soriano has been released by the Yankees. After being designated for assignment, none of the other 29 teams in the league picked up Soriano so now he’s available for the league minimum, if someone is so inclined to scoop him up as a bat off the bench down the stretch. At the time he was designated for assignment, Soriano also hinted that retirement is a possibility.

After making a splash last season, hitting 17 home runs after coming back to the Yankees, the 38-year-old struggled mightily in 2014 batting .221/.244/.367/.611 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 67 games. Soriano has batted .270/.319/.500/.819 with 412 home runs in his 16-year career.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.