According to a report in the NY Post, Yankees Shelly Duncan, 30, was dropped from the 40-man roster Wednesday and refused an assignment to the Minors. Duncan is now a free agent.
Duncan was a fan favorite when he burst onto the scene in July 2007. He was picked up in the second round of the 2001 draft.
Duncan was given a spot on the roster at the beginning of the 2008 regular season, but was sent down to the Minors.
This past season, Duncan led Triple-A with 30 homers and 99 RBI’s, earning him International League MVP.
In 68 Major League games, Duncan batted .219 (32 for 146), hit eight homers and drove in 24.
On a power-packed team like the Yankees, there was really no need for Duncan. He is a great player with great potential, and racking up those numbers in Triple-A all of those years was just not fair for him. I just hope he finds a good home and gets the chance that he has certainly earned. ⧠