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Yankees acquire Brent Lillibridge from Cubs

Jun 21, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

Brent Lillibridge AP

The Yankees have acquired utilityman Brent Lillibridge from the Cubs for cash considerations or a player to be named later, per the Cubs’ official Twitter. In 24 plate appearances, the 29-year-old Lillibridge was hitting — brace yourself — .042/.042/.042. In Iowa with the Cubs’ Triple-A affiliate, where he spent most of his time, Lillibridge hit .281/.331/.425.

Having designated Reid Brignac for assignment, the Yankees were looking for another capable infielder. At this point in the season, teams are scraping the bottom of the barrel, which explains why the Yankees went after Lillibridge. Infielders Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Kevin Youkilis aren’t expected to return until after the All-Star break.

  1. rbj1 - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Jackie, Jackie, Jackie!

    /Jan

  2. tfbuckfutter - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    It’s amazing that someone so terrible at their chosen profession keeps getting jobs.

    It would also be amazing if the Yankees could acquire Zach Stewart. Then they would have every useless piece from the Sox/Sox trade of 2012 on their roster wasting space.

  3. turdfurgerson68 - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Maybe Cashman acquired him to give Vernon Wells’ ego a boost.

    Anorher brilliant move. Defend this trade Cash man apologists.

    Cashman! Cashman!

    • rbj1 - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:40 PM

      With that line, it’s obvious he’s a retirement present for Mo.

      Otherwise I got nothing.

    • cackalackyank - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:18 PM

      Well its not for Cashman’s ego…that’s just freakin enormous already. Also, not for Well’s ego. It is part of Cashman’s quest to start a new sport, or maybe its a new dance craze. I think it is called the Batting Average limbo. The idea is you take a few at bats…then after sufficient futility you limbo under a baseball bat held horizontally over home plate, while the fans scream “HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?!?!?!”

    • dan1111 - Jun 22, 2013 at 4:20 AM

      Here’s a defense:

      With all their injuries, the Yankees need someone to actually play the games. Middle infielders that can hit do not exactly grow on trees. Cashman basically has two options: give up significant talent to acquire someone mediocre, or get someone bad on the cheap. The latter is clearly smarter.

  4. coryfor3 - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    The article confuses me. It says the Yanks were looking for a capable infielder. But they picked up Lillibridge?

    • tfbuckfutter - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM

      “At this point in the season, teams are scraping the bottom of the barrel, which explains why the Yankees went after Lillibridge.”

      Sometimes I stop reading one sentence too soon also.

      Sometimes I just read the headline and assume I got the gist of it.

      My point being sometimes we all get lazy and dumb. (I’m assuming you won’t read enough of this post to be offended).

      • cackalackyank - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:20 PM

        Lazy, and dumb…are we talking about reading habits, or Brian Cashman’s activities of late?

  5. Old Gator - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Oh no! The Borg just infected themselves with that horrible Indonesian prion-vectored neurological disease die Vloek van die Geitbok. All Cubs carry it or, if they’re resistant, vector it. This is terrible.

    • cackalackyank - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:26 PM

      Remember the episode where StarFleet had the chance to destroy the Borg with a computer type virus…but they were to honorable to do it. Well no such problem with these Borg, they have been shot in the foot “collectively” speaking by one of their own. Cashmancutus of Borg is his name.

  6. jwbiii - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Neifi Perez: Also available.

  7. pisano - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    I don’t even want to discuss this move.

  8. jayscarpa - Jun 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    The guy he’s replacing in the minors (Gonzalez, now with the big club) was also a Cubs reject. Scary

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