The New York Yankees have decided to add some more depth to their infield by adding utility player Reid Brignac, and the Colorado Rockies were glad to find a trade partner after designating the 27-year-old infielder for assignment just two days ago. Brignac, a former top prospect, is a quality utility guy to have, and the Yankees did well to snag him. He can’t hit much, but the Yankees needed the depth and versatility that Brignac will provide.
Brignac’s move from the Rockies to the Yankees was reported by CBS Sports MLB Insider Jon Heyman, and I want to tip my cap off to Brian Cashman for making this move. Although the Rockies did well to get some cash considerations out of Brignac, cash means nothing to the Yanks, and that dirt cheap price is worth it for the Yankees, who have suffered through an innumerable amount of injuries, especially in the infield. Brignac is clearly nothing special, but the depth helps and the Yanks have a knack for getting something out of these types of players on reclamation projects.
Although there is almost no chance of Brignac suddenly fulfilling his potential as a top prospect at the age of 27, all the Yankees need is for the left-hander to play quality defense, spot-start, and hopefully get on base at a higher clip than .298 (his OBP this season in just under 50 at-bats with the Colorado Rockies). This is a very minor deal, but it’s one that helps out both sides, and it’s one that quietly makes the Yankees a tad bit better and deeper.