Do you suppose that the rest of the league looks at the transaction wire and laughs at the Colorado Rockies and New York Yankees? Infielder Chris Nelson was DFA’ed by the Rockies and then traded to the Yankees. Eventually they moved on from him (as did the Los Angeles Angels, Nelson’s next team). Then the Rockies DFA’ed infielder Reid Brignac, whom they traded to the Yankees. They moved on, and now Brignac is back with the Rockies. Nobody others than these two teams are interested, apparently.
Told that Reid Brignac has signed minor-league deal with #Rockies.. Always good to hav eAAA depth, especially given Tulo’s injury.
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) June 27, 2013
This feels weird.
Brignac struggled in his first stint with the Rockies, booting plenty of baseballs in the field and struggling to gain traction at the plate. He batted .250 in 29 games with the Rockies and a woefully awful .114 in 17 games with the Yankees.
For now Brignac’s task will be to re-establish his usefulness while playing for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. He needs to hit more and show that he is truly able to cover multiple positions in the infield. Presumably he will play shortstop and third base as he tries to get his swing going against minor league pitching and be prepared to fill in if the Rockies need him.