NEW YORK -- The Yankees acquired utility man Brent Lillibridge from the Cubs on Friday in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.
A career .207 hitter, Lillibridge played in just eight games with Chicago this season, going 1-for-24. This season, he's played second and third base, but he's played every position except catcher in his big league career.
Lillibridge was with Triple-A Iowa at the time of the deal, where he batted .281 with five home runs in 48 games.
New York has been searching for depth on the left side of its infield all season with Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez both out until after the All-Star break. The Yankees designated shortstop Reid Brignac on Friday and recalled infielder Alberto Gonzalez. Manager Joe Girardi said Gonzalez will be used as a utility man, while Jayson Nix will be the everyday shortstop and David Adams the everyday third baseman.
David Wilson, Josh Vitale and Chris Iseman are associate reporters for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less