Reid Brignac, come on down! You're the next contestant on The Yankees Need a Warm Body! Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweeted that the Yankees have acquired the utility infielder from the Colorado Rockies. Brignac was designated for assignment by the Rockies earlier this week and he was also let go by the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this spring.
The Rockies are receiving $75,000 in cash considerations. Brignac is a utility infielder whose best position is shortstop. He batted .250/.294/.375/.669 with one home run and six RBI with the Rockies this season.
The Yankees have designated Alberto Gonzalez for assignment.
Gonzalez was acquired by the Yankees two weeks ago but only had only nine plate appearances. He also pitched in relief during that awful game I had the misfortune of attending on Wednesday night.