Consider this series of seemingly random events:
Last year, Refsnyder suddenly appears from Scranton, whacks a game-winning HR against the Redsocks at Fenway, and then promptly vanishes, leaving Yankee fans in the lurch.
Refsynder then reappears in September, hits .379 over the final two weeks, starts in the Wild Card game, and then - whoosh - is gone, like the wind.
Yesterday, Refsynder magically reappears with a critical, two-out double against Oakland. Tomorrow, when Creaky A-Rod - (that's what Trump would call him) - returns from the Super Soldier lab, Ref will again go... poof.
So here is my theory: He's the Yankee Brigadoon!
Yes, Hal Steinbrenner must be secretly bankrolling a revival of Lerner & Lowe's 1947 Broadway classic, and he's using Refsnyder to generate advance publicity. Ref is performing the part of Robert Goulet, (Gene Kelly in the movie) and Girardi is handling the love interest role of Cyd Charrise, (which Hal probably thought was a guy named Sid Charrise - hey, mistakes happen.) The magical kingdom of Brigadoon - which appears every 100 hundred years - is played by the city of Scranton. (Can a city win an Oscar? If so, put it in the books.)
Thus, once a year - (they scaled it down from a century) - the tortured knight known as Refsnyder magically appears unto us. We undergo a soul-changing, four-Kleenex experience, defeating the forces of darkness and learning once again that love is good. Then, well aware of the otherwordly forces that govern his existence, Refsnyder kisses us good-bye, knowing we may never see him again. After all, he has no future playing RF for the Yankees, a dynasty with superstars at every position.
I'm thinking Hal will bring him back around September, just as the show is being announced on Broadway. Billy Crystal will play the part of A-Rod, and Tina Fay will dazzle as Chase Headley. Lin-Manuel Miranda better not sleep tonight. Hamilton is about to be replaced.