Yankees Designate Kevin Russo For Assignment

The Yankees designated infielder Kevin Russo for assignment to create roster space for newly-claimed reliever Jess Todd, according to Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger (on Twitter).

Russo, 26, appeared in 31 games for the Yankees last year and posted a .470 OPS as a backup at third base and in left field. He has a .287/.351/.381 line in six minor league seasons and experience all over the infield and outfield. The Yankees explored trades for him in Spring Training.

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3 Comments on "Yankees Designate Kevin Russo For Assignment"

4 years 3 months ago

hmmm how is his glove?

4 years 3 months ago

Its a Mizuno

Mike Goldstein
4 years 3 months ago

depends on the position at 2b he’s solid at 3b and RF his arm ain’t good enough, at short he ain’t got the range and he’s a little slow in a bigger LF