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Yankees acquire Reid Brignac from Rockies

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Reid Brignac is taking his talents to the Bronx.
Reid Brignac is taking his talents to the Bronx. (USATSI)

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The New York Yankees have acquired Reid Brignac from the Colorado Rockies, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has learned. The Rockies designated Brignac for assignment Thursday, so the return was bound to be minimal. And minimal it is, as Heyman reports the Yankees have sent $75,000 to the Rockies as part of the deal.

Brignac, 27, provides the injury-plagued Yankees with infield depth, as he can play second, third or shortstop. He hit .250/.294/.375 with a homer and six RBI in 53 plate appearances for the Rockies this season.

Brignac is familiar with the AL East, as his previous five big-league seasons all came as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.

To make room for Brignac, the Yankees have designated Alberto Gonzalez for assignment.

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