Tuesday: Brignac has indeed elected free agency, reports Bryan Hoch. Would have been nice to keep him in Triple-A, but it’s not the biggest loss in the world obviously.
Monday: Via Jon Heyman: Reid Brignac has cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. He has yet to accept a minor league assignment and can instead elect free agency. The Yankees swapped Brignac for Alberto Gonzalez in an attempt to upgrade the backup backup backup infielder spot, and it would be nice if he accepted the Triple-A assignment. As bad as Brignac was in pinstripes, having a legitimate shortstop stashed in the minors is kinda important.