Yankees acquire Brent Lillibridge

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The Yankees have acquired utility man Brent Lillibridge from the Cubs for a player to be named later, the team announced. The 29-year-old is not on the 40-man roster and will report to Triple-A Scranton, where they need warm (and healthy) bodies in the worst way. Lillibridge had a huge year with the White Sox in 2011 (125 wRC+), but that was a complete fluke. He put up a 96 wRC+ in 173 plate appearances for Chicago Triple-A affiliate this summer. Just another depth player for the minors, that’s all.

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Katoh, Severino & Torrens have strong debuts in GCL openers
  • Eddard

    If Jayson Nix should ever get seriously injured it’s good to know they have his spot covered.

  • CashmanNinja

    Not exactly the Cub I was hoping to get, but I guess every little bit helps considering what we’re currently working with. :|

    • BFDeal

      Read Preston’s comment below.

  • Jersey Joe

    Here’s to hoping he can be the player he was in 2011.

    While I like the potential and versatility here, I’ve kinda had it with all these marginal acquisitions. F-Mart, Brignac, Alberto Gonzalez, Chris Nelson; they are all AAA depth, and AAAA players.

    I guess the difference with most of these guys is that they are all relatively young, but that doesn’t mean that they have a better chance of becoming serviceable players like Hafner and Overbay.

    Cashman’s not an idiot – he knows that he needs a concrete bat, and that he can’t expect a dead cat bounce from every single has-been. He really needs to capitalize at the trade deadline.

    • Preston

      I think you’re overthinking it. With all the injuries at the big league level, the AAA roster is thin from all the call-ups. Instead of rushing a prospect from AA before he’s ready they’re grabbing some organizational guys to fill the holes. These aren’t big league moves.

      • trr

        I think you hit the nail on the head, Preston

  • Mikhel

    James Darnell has been released by the Padres, he is injuried and is a light-hitting player, he is in tune with Cashman’s acquisitions.

    Sometimes I wonder if Cashman’s spreadsheet is sorted from lowest to highest AVG / OBP.

    Yankees motto should be the New Colossus sonet:

    Give me your tired (injuried), your poor (hitting),
    we will sign and give them non-stop playing time.

    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!


    • RetroRob

      AAA depth moves are not something to be concerned about.

    • BFDeal

      What part of “just another depth player for the minors” did you not understand?

  • J-Money

    I remember him making two ridiculous catches against the Yankees one game to win it for the White Sox

  • Bob Buttons

    Bet he can outhit Nunez.

    • LeapingLenny

      I bet you and I can outhit Nunez. Provide a better glove too.

      • Bob Buttons

        Not sure about the glove part. I get my gloves from walmart.

    • OhioYanks

      Nunez’s career wRC+ is 20 points higher than Lillibridge’s.

      • Bob Buttons

        It was a crack at how bad Nunez hit, not to be taken entirely serious.

  • your mom

    .083 OPS and I thought Brignac sucked.