The Next Audition

The Yankees have acquired Brent Lillibridge from the Cubs for the proverbial PTBNL. They have also designated Brignac and brought Alberto Gonzalez back from the minors. I suspect Gonzalez will be DFA’ed shortly and Lillibridge will be promoted from AAA.

Why do I think the Yankees will rush a career .207 hitter up to the bigs? Because he can play every position except for catcher. Lillibridge has value as a defensive replacement and as a pinch runner. Sadly, that may make him the 5th or 6th best offensive player on the team right now. I wish the Yankees had called the Cubs about Nate Schierholtz, but maybe that’s the next move? Something else will have to be done because Lillibridge isn’t going to solve this team’s lack of offense.