Quick hit: Yankees release Juan Rivera

Well, this is surprising and seems kind of mean-spirited. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Yankees have released Juan Rivera.

Today's game is not over yet and Rivera started at first base. I guess they wanted to give him one last hurrah? And I also assume this means the Yankees will be going with Lyle Overbay at first until Mark Teixeira returns.

And this from Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal:


So that makes sense, I guess.

2013 is so weird. The Yankees will have Ben Francisco in the outfield and Lyle Overbay at first base.