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.