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.

Via Cleburne Times Review:

“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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