Sunday, January 3, 2016

Former Yankees Update: Kyle Roller

The New York Yankees lack many first base options in the minor leagues other than Greg Bird which made many scratch their heads when the team decided to release 27-year old Kyle Roller. The Yankees had one more year of team control of Roller but they decided to move on from the longtime farm hand this season leaving their loss as another team's gain. That other team was the Tampa Bay Rays who signed Roller to a minor league deal this week with a presumed invitation to Spring Training.

Roller had a big 2014 season with the club leaving many to wonder, including myself, whether he would be called up when Mark Teixeira was injured or not. Roller was named the International League's MVP last season and even made an appearance in the Triple-A All Star Game representing the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders. Roller took a bit of a step back in 2015 hitting just .232 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI in 123 games in Triple-A.

Good luck Kyle!

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