Friday, June 21, 2013

Bye Bye to Brignac

Reid Brignac can pick it with his glove as good as anyone. Unfortunately, he can't hit the broad side of a barn with his bat.

The Yankees designated Brignac for assignment after the utility infielder had just five hits in 44 at-bats and a .270 OPS. Brignac is this era's Mario Mendoza. Brignac was purchased by the Yankees from the Colorado Rockies on May 18.

Once a highly (over) touted prospect for the Tampa Bay Rays,  the 27-year old has never able to match his minor league hitting - in 2006 Brignac had 24 HR, 99 RBI, and .916 OPS between high 'A' ball and Double-A.

Alberto Gonzalez was recalled from Scranton to take Brignac's spot on the roster.

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