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Yankees acquire infielder Reid Brignac from the Rockies

May 18, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

Reid Brignac AP

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have acquired infielder Reid Brignac from the Rockies. Colorado will receive cash considerations in return.

Brignac was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Thursday after he batted .250/.294/.375 with one home run, six RBI and a .669 OPS in 53 plate appearances this season. Originally drafted by the Rays in the second-round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, the 27-year-old is a .228/.270/.321 hitter over 769 plate appearances in the majors.

With Brignac’s experience between shortstop, second base and the hot corner, he could be a useful option while the Yankees attempt to make due without the likes of Eduardo Nunez, Kevin Youkilis, Derek Jeter, and Alex Rodriguez.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 18, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Watch him turn into Superman with the Yankees.

    • dwrek5 - May 18, 2013 at 12:12 PM

      Like Chris Nelson did :)

      • proudlycanadian - May 18, 2013 at 12:14 PM

        I like that comparison.

      • dirtyharry1971 - May 18, 2013 at 1:24 PM

        i like the jays record better proudly :)

    • fanofevilempire - May 18, 2013 at 1:07 PM

      it’s the pinstripes man…. amazing things happen, like Vernon Wells playing third.
      Joe is going to get a BIG FAT raise, cha ching!

    • dirtyharry1971 - May 18, 2013 at 1:25 PM

      oh cry us a river already proudly, AA is NOT a good GM and Gibbons is NOT a good coach and right now you are seeing the results of that. The jays would be better off joining the expos cause nobody in that organization has a clue how to run it

    • pisano - May 18, 2013 at 3:57 PM

      proudly… my first reaction was, why, but as you said I wouldn’t be surprised to see Brignac take off with the Yankees. I don’t know what Cashman is eating or drinking, but it’s working for him.

      • proudlycanadian - May 18, 2013 at 3:59 PM

        Perhaps he is using pixie dust.

  2. 13arod - May 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    if you guys were watching brainic he was playing good for the rockies he was almost hitting .300

    • bigharold - May 18, 2013 at 12:31 PM

      He was hitting .250, with a .294 OBP.

      • paperlions - May 18, 2013 at 2:09 PM

        Hmmmm, well then, I am forced to conclude that we were not watching “brainic” play and our lack of viewership was the entire reason for his failure to almost hit .300. If only we had been watching, he wouldn’t have been horrible.

  3. bigharold - May 18, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Superman, .. nahh, maybe Batman though. Actually, this looks like Nelson is gone.

    Even with Nunez out I don’t know where Brignac is playing unless the Yankees DFA Nelson. Between Adams and Nix I don’t see Brignac getting much playing time. Regardless, Nelson and Brignac are the same player essentially. And, Adams is likely headed back to the minors once Nunez and Youkilis are back.

    • delward1 - May 18, 2013 at 12:41 PM

      They designated nelson for assignment last week actually

      • proudlycanadian - May 18, 2013 at 12:59 PM

        How soon we forget.

      • bigharold - May 18, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        Oh, … never mind.

      • 18thstreet - May 18, 2013 at 8:29 PM


    • proudlycanadian - May 18, 2013 at 2:30 PM

      Nelson has just been claimed by the Angels. He might have a chance to help that team.

      • dirtyharry1971 - May 18, 2013 at 2:41 PM

        the jays should claim a whole new team, the one they have right now is terrible

  4. 13arod - May 18, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    hw was hitting .300 a couple of days ago dummy

  5. bigharold - May 18, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    I can read, .. how bout you, .. dummy.

    • jwbiii - May 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      To be fair, Brignac was hitting 308/308/462 on April 12, in 14 PAs.

      • bigharold - May 18, 2013 at 4:24 PM

        Yes but David Adams is hitting .364 with a .417 OBP. Of course he only has 12 ABs but what the hey.

  6. randygnyc - May 18, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Can he catch?

  7. 13arod - May 18, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    thank you jwbiii for making my point he started the season strong but fell off a bit that was what i trying to say

  8. maximusprime107 - May 19, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    We better go after some pitching with all these moves acquiring cash in return

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