Alberto Gonzalez clears waivers, will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Gonzalez, 30, was designated for assignment by the Yankees last Saturday when the team acquired Reid Brignac, and he cleared waivers earlier in the week. This will technically be Gonzalez’s second stint with the RailRiders this year, as he was placed on the Triple-A roster after being acquired from the Cubs on May 9 but was recalled to the Majors before appearing in a game.
The utility infielder, who made MLB debut with the Yankees in 2007, was 3-for-9 in three games as the Yankees shortstop, and also pitched one-third of an inning in their 12-2 loss to Seattle on May 15.
Gonzalez also hit .303 in 10 games for the Iowa Cubs at the Triple-A level earlier this season.
To make room for Gonzalez in Scranton, the Yankees re-assigned infielder Reegie Corona to Double-A Trenton. Corona was 2-for-17 in five games for the RailRiders.