Curtis Granderson returned from the disabled list, and the Yankees needed to make a roster move. In his absence, Randy Winn, a regular before this year, and Kevin Russo, a converted infielder, often filled in in his place. Although the Yankees were paying Winn more money and he had more experience, Russo ended up staying with the team and Winn was let go.
Russo proved he could be more versatile and seemed to fit in with the team dynamic better, where Winn seemed to languish in his role as a reserve. Winn will likely end up with another team in an everyday or more regular role.
In business, we sometimes may have people who are more suited to one department over another. Often, when someone is out of work and needs to have people fill in for them. At these times, we often find hidden talents or hidden flaws in people in our organization. Sometimes, its best to test these people as much as possible before a need arises