Brignac signed a minor league contract with the Braves that includes an invitation to attend spring training. Brignac played a bit in the Marlins last year, but was designated for assignment and became a free agent after hitting a lowly .077 in 17 plate appearances. Brignac doesn't bring much to the table in terms of hitting, but his ability to play almost every position could help him compete for a spot on the big-league roster during spring training.
Veteran utility infielder Reid Brignac has accepted an assignment from the Marlins to Triple-A New Orleans rather than opting for free agency, per SB Nation. The 29-year-old Brignac was outrighted after going 1-for-13 to start the season. Miami is the fifth team for which he has played since 2012.
Infielder Reid Brignac was outrighted to the Marlins' Triple-A team in New Orleans on Monday, per MLB.com. Brignac, who was designated for assignment on Friday, had just two hits in 13 at-bats for the Marlins this season. Brignac can reject the demotion in favor of free agency since he's been outrighted in the past. Brignac is a career .219 hitter over parts of eight seasons with five teams.
The Marlins activated outfielder Christian Yelich from the 15-day disabled list Friday, the team announced. Yelich was placed on the disabled list after he suffered a back injury in April. Yelich will bat leadoff and play left field in Friday's game at San Francisco. In order to accommodate Yelich on the roster, the Marlins designated infielder Reid Brignac for assignment. Brignac was hitting .077 in 13 at-bats this season. The Marlins are the underdogs (+115) at San Francisco on Friday.
The Marlins have recalled catching prospect J.T. Realmuto and pitcher Carter Capps from Triple-A New Orleans while selecting the contract of infielder Reid Brignac, the team announced Monday. Realmuto will take over backup-catcher duties from Jeff Mathis, who suffered a fractured finger Sunday. Realmuto got his first taste of major-league action last season, hitting .241/.267/.345 with nine RBI in 29 at-bats. He's 5 for 13 with a stolen base in three games with Triple-A New Orleans. Capps is set to join the Marlins pitching staff with Henderson Alvarez heading to the disabled list. Capps has made two appearances with New Orleans this season, giving up two earned runs in one inning of work. Brignac will serve as a utility infielder after Don Kelly suffered a fractured finger Sunday. Brignac hit .222/.300/.346 in 81 at-bats with the Phillies last season.