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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