Not sure how I missed this – after all, this is the official blog for Jon Weber news – but the former Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks outfielder was released by the New York Yankees nearly two weeks ago.
Weber was turning heads at spring training by hitting .452 and almost making the Opening Day roster. He was sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre, where he was hitting just .258 with no homers in 47 games.
I came across it today after noticing that the Yankees had to call up yet another outfielder last week. Chad Huffman made his big league debut, reaching on an infield hit in his first at-bat. I guess now I know why Weber wasn’t the one to get the nod.
Weber was actually swinging a hotter bat near the end of his tenure, hitting .323 in his final 10 games. But 32-year-old outfielders don’t get much of a leash. I guess his power disappeared, and so did he.
I can’t find anything on if Weber has landed anywhere else.