Brandon Snyder was released by the Braves ... for his cousin
Losing your job or getting demoted is always difficult. Fortunately, it's usually for someone you don't know, so you can simply go home, grumble and put a picture of their face on a dartboard.
Unfortunately, Brandon Snyder can't do that. Because when the Braves utilityman was designated for assignment on Sunday, it was to make way for his cousin, reliever Madison Younginer.
At least Snyder wasn't bitter about it:
I wonder if I'm the first player to be DFA'd to make room for their first cousin! Haha have to believe that's probably rare! Go get em Cuz!!- Brandon Snyder (@BrandonSnyder29) August 7, 2016
Though we have to think the next family reunion will be a little awkward.