Yankees Release Kosuke Fukudome

The Yankees have released outfielder Kosuke Fukudome, according to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Director of Media Relations Mike Vander Woude (via Twitter).  Fukudome's stint in the Yankees organization was short-lived after signing a minor league deal back in mid-July.

The White Sox cut Fukudome loose in June after signing him to a one-year, $1MM contract in over the winter.  The 35-year-old would play in just in 24 games for Chicago while posting a .171/.294/.195 slash line in 51 plate appearances.  In five big league seasons, Fukudome owns a .258/.359/.395 batting line for the Cubs, Indians, and White Sox.