Athletics release Willy Taveras

MLB.com's Jane Lee is reporting that the Athletics have released outfielder Willy Taveras. Taveras would have only created more of a logjam in the outfielder, which is why he was designated for assignment on February 1st - they day he was acquired with Adam Rosales from the Reds.

He will probably get picked up somewhere, but likely on a minor league deal. 

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