Yanks release 24 to make room on roster for Bartolo Colon
Updated: June 6, 2011

By , PhillyGameday.com

The New York Yankees announced that they have released 24 players from their 25-man roster, including perennial All-Stars Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez, to clear room for right-handed pitcher Bartolo Colon.

“Yesterday, we were informed by Major League Baseball that we could no longer get away with counting Bartolo as only one man,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “Technically, we were supposed to release 57 men to account for Bartolo, but [Bud] Selig said he would cut us a break this time.”

This marks the largest roster move in the organization’s history since 2009 when the team was forced to clear out their entire minor league system to make room for a CC Sabathia rehab start.

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2 Responses to “Yanks release 24 to make room on roster for Bartolo Colon”

  1. 700Level on June 6th, 2011 4:44 pm

    Zaki has ZERO comedy chops. Time to move on.

  2. Zaki on June 6th, 2011 5:30 pm

    I guess this is the part where I’m supposed to be like “Ooooh nooo! You’re totally right! I give up!” or something, right?

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