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New York Yankees Release Veteran Outfielder Matt Diaz Following Under-Performing Spring Training

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – According to their official website, the New York Yankees have released veteran outfielder Matt Diaz.

The 35-year-old corner outfielder was signed on December 26 as a non-roster invitee.

Through 13 spring training games, Diaz batted .200 with no home runs and 2 RBIs in 30 at-bats.  His under-performance and the Yankees recent signing of Brennan Boesch paved the way for Diaz’s release.

Diaz is a career .291 batter with 45 lifetime home runs and 225 RBIs in 726 MLB regular season games.

Is the Yankees outfield depth strong enough going into 2013?  Let us know…