Yankees replace Reid Brignac with Alberto Gonzalez
Brignac had been acquired from Colorado on May 18 and played in 17 games with the Yankees, going he 5-for-44 (.114) with 17 strikeouts in 45 plate appearances.
Gonzalez, who was hitting .244 with eight RBI in 23 games at Scranton, was 3-for-9 in three games with the Yankees earlier this season, and his return was fostered by both his versatility and his right-handed bat, according to the Yankees' skipper.
"He's a shortstop who can play anywhere, and that helps us," manager Joe Girardi said prior to Friday's game against the Rays.
Gonzalez played shortstop and made a brief pitching appearance during his first stint with the Yankees, and also worked out to be an emergency catcher when Chris Stewart was sidelined by a groin injury.
Girardi said that this time, Gonzalez will likely be a true backup infielder, with Jayson Nix likely to start every day at shortstop while David Adams mans third base.