This has been a bad week for former New York Yankees players. After the trade deadline a flurry of roster moves were made around the league and some former Yankees felt the brute of them. Let us take a look around the league at some former Yankees.
It all started when the Rays designated for assignment and then released Hideki Matsui. Matsui, as you all remember, was the 2009 World Series MVP and Yankees fan favorite.
Johnny Damon was also designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians very far away from 3000 hits. After hitting a lackluster .222 I do not see him getting there.
Randy Choate was acquired by the Dodgers in the deal with the Marlins that brought Hanley Ramirez over to Los Angeles and in his first appearance got lit up for a home run and a couple of hits in a Dodgers loss to Arizona on August 1st.
The Dodgers, to make room for newly acquired Shane Victorino, designated Bobby Abreu for assignment. This is the second time this year he has been DFA'd.