Yankees acquire Brent Lillibridge from the Cubs

06/21/2013 8:27 PM ET
By Staff

The Yankees acquired veteran utilityman Brent Lillibridge from the Cubs on Friday in exchange for either a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Lillibridge has spent the bulk of the 2013 season with the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate, the Iowa Cubs. In 48 games with Iowa, he hit .281 with five home runs and 13 RBIs. Lillibridge played in nine games in the Majors this season, making his last appearance on April 13.

In 347 games across six Major League seasons, Lillibridge has hit .207 with 19 home runs and 68 RBIs. He has started at least 10 games at every position except pitcher and catcher. The 29-year-old began his Major League career in 2008 with the Atlanta Braves. He played for the White Sox, Red Sox and Indians before joining the Cubs.

Lillibridge wasn't on the Cubs' 40-man roster, so the Yankees can assign him anywhere in the organization and aren't required to add him to their 40-man roster.

Earlier Friday, the Yankees designated shortstop Reid Brignac for assignment and recalled shortstop Alberto Gonzalez from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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