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New York Yankees release OF Chris Denorfia

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The Sports Xchange
Former Chicago Cubs right fielder Chris Denorfia (15) connects for an infield single in the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, on August 4, 2015. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI
Former Chicago Cubs right fielder Chris Denorfia (15) connects for an infield single in the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, on August 4, 2015. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo

The New York Yankees released outfielder Chris Denorfia after he opted out of his minor league contract on Sunday.

The 35-year-old Denorfia would have earned $1 million if he had made the major league roster. He hit just .200 in 25 at-bats, with one home run and five RBIs this spring training.

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The Yankees signed Denorfia on March 2, adding a right-handed-hitting option to the outfield. The Yankees assigned Denorfia to minor league camp on Saturday.

Denorfia has spent 10 years in the major leagues with the Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs.

Denorfia has a .272 career average, with 41 home runs and 196 RBIs.

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