Brignac chooses free agency over Triple-A assignment

06/25/2013 2:37 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Reid Brignac was replaced on the Yankees' roster by Alberto Gonzalez last Friday.(AP)
Infielder Reid Brignac has elected free agency rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the New York Yankees announced on Tuesday.

Brignac was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Friday and cleared waivers over the weekend, but chose to test the open market rather than join the organization's top farm club.

Acquired from Colorado on May 18, Brignac, 27, mostly filled the left-handed half of a shortstop platoon with Jayson Nix and hit .114 (5-for-44) before being jettisoned in favor of Alberto Gonzalez.

For his Major League career, Brignac has posted a .221-11-73 line over 814 plate appearances in parts of six seasons with the Rays, Rockies, and Yankees.

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