Yankees acquire infielder Alberto Gonzalez from Chicago Cubs

05/10/2013 1:36 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Alberto Gonzalez appeared in 11 games for the Cubs and 10 at Triple-A Iowa.(AP)
The Yankees announced early Friday morning that they have acquired utility infielder Alberto Gonzalez from the Chicago Cubs for either cash considerations or a player to be named later, making another move to bolster the organization’s infield depth.

Gonzalez, 30, has played parts of eight seasons with five different teams, including the Yankees; he was acquired from Arizona in the January 2007 deal that sent Randy Johnson back to the Diamondbacks, and hit .152 in 40 games between 2007 and 2008 before being dealt to Washington at the 2008 trade deadline.

A career .241 hitter known for his defensive prowess, Gonzalez split 2013 between Chicago and Triple-A Iowa, hitting .217 with one home run in 11 games with the Cubs and posting a .303 average in 11 appearances at Triple-A after being designated for assignment in mid-April.

Gonzalez will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, who will have to make a corresponding move to make room on their roster; however, because Gonzalez is not being placed on the Yankees’ 40-man roster, they will not have to make any further moves to accommodate his acquisition.

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