54-year-old Rafael Palmeiro and his son, Patrick Palmeiro were released by the Cleburne Railroaders on Tuesday. The former MLB All-Star was only able to play in 31 games last season due to injury.
Palmeiro hit .301 with 6 homers and 21 RBIs in those 31 games. He has been slowed this spring by off-season knee surgery and isn’t likely to make it through the Railroaders 100 game schedule.
“We want to thank Rafael for his contributions on and off the field during his time with the Railroaders,” Cleburne Manager Brent Clevlen said. “Unfortunately, his body wasn’t at a point where he’s capable of being a regular in our lineup for a full season. One hundred games in 110 days is a lot to ask of any ballplayer, and at this point he’s not 100% healthy.”
Rafael Palmeiro’s major league comeback appears to be on hold at the moment. On the bright side, the Palmeiros did make a little history.
The two might be the first father and son to be cut by a baseball team on the same day. Congratulations.
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