3 Former Yankees that New York will Regret Letting Walk in 2024

2023 was not the season fans expected for the Yankees. The bombers made some changes to help the roster. Can a player they let go use the change of scenery to prove the Yankees wrong?

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3. Isiah Kiner-Falefa

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
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After being traded to the Minnesota Twins, Isiah Kiner-Falefa would be traded to the Yankees days later. He would be part of the trade that sent Gary Sanchez and Gio Urshela to the Twin City. For the 2022 season, he would be the primary shortstop for the Bronx Bomber.

Although he would finish the season with a batting average of .261, he would assist more from a defensive perspective. Although he was not in gold glove form, Boone would depend on Kiner-Falefa’s glove. Although the offense was not the best, Isiah Kiner-Falefa proved to be an asset defensively.

After losing the shortstop position to Anthony Volpe, in 2023 the Yankees used him as a utility player. Before joining the Yankees, he would also play different positions with the Texas Rangers like catcher, and the infield. With the Yankees, the Bronx Bomber used Kiner-Falefa mainly in the outfield, with opportunity in the infield.

He even pitched in four games.

While injury would strike the Yankees on multiple occasions He gave range to the Yankees when they needed help. He provided the versatility the Bronx Bomber needed that didn’t include calling someone up. When the Yankees called up some of their prospects, he sent a message that Kiner-Falefa’s time in the Bronx was about to come to an end. Now with the Toronto Blue Jays, he brings his ability to play different positions with him. This can be the biggest thing the Yankees will miss.

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