With all of the whoop-la over Mark Teixeira, the Yankees made a roster move, saying goodbye to a one time fan favorite.
To make room on the 40 man roster for Teixeira, the Yankees designated Shelley Duncan for assignment.
Duncan did not adjust well to a part-time role when Jason Giambi was healthy, batting .175 with one home run and six RBI. He was sent down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in June.
Duncan separated his shoulder in July but returned in August, helping SWB earn the Governors’ Cup by hitting 5 homers in August and one in the playoffs.
UPDATE 01/14/09: Duncan cleared waivers and was reassigned to SWB and invited to spring training.