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Yankees trade for minor league shortstop

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 10, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees announced that they have traded for Cubs minor league shortstop Alberto Gonzalez, the same guy who played for the Yankees a few years ago, originally coming over from the Diamondbacks in the Randy Johnson deal.

Gonzalez will report to Triple-A and is not on the 40-man roster. The Yankees will send cash or a player to be named to Chicago.

The move does not require much analysis. The Yankees are thin in the infield and thin at shortstop in the upper levels. If this Eduardo Nunez injury proves more serious, I would guess — totally a guess, though — that Gonzalez would be at the top of the call-up pecking order.

What I remember about him was a good glove and a bad bat, pretty much what you would expect from a fourth-string shortstop.

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