From the Wire … Cubs Trade Alberto Gonzalez to Yankees for PTBNL or Cash

According to a report from Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger, the Cubs traded infielder Alberto Gonzalez to the New York Yankees for either a player to be named later or cash. Jon Heyman confirmed the report.

Alberto Gonzalez signed a minor league deal with the Cubs in the off-season that included a non-roster invite to big league camp. Gonzalez ended up breaking camp with the team after Darwin Barney cut his leg in Houston on the final day of the exhibition season.

The Cubs designated Gonzalez for assignment on April 19 when they claimed Julio Borbon off waivers from the Rangers.

Alberto Gonzalez played in 11 games for the Cubs early in the season and put together a .217/.269/.391 slash line with one double, one home run and a .661 OPS. Gonzalez accepted his assignment to Triple-A Iowa. In ten games with the I-Cubs, Gonzalez hit .303/.395/.333/.728 with one double.

The Yankees acquired Gonzalez for shortstop depth. Gonzalez has been assigned to Triple-A Scranton.

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  • paulcatanese

    I don’t think it will be a player to be named later, Yankees are too busy trying to replace all the injuries they have, thus cash instead.
    I also think the Cubs would prefer the money.

    • 07GreyDigger

      Agreed. They don’t really need him, they just allowed him to leave to new opportunity. Classy move.

    • Ray Ray

      Agreed Paul. FO used Gonzalez as a trade chip by signing him this offseason and turned him into cash. They now will have $ to supply the team with sunflower seeds for the rest of the year :) Starlin Castro is happy. Shrewd move

      • Brp921

        Lol good one.

    • Brp921

      Seeing as how the cubs wouldn’t get any kind of decent talent for him, I hope it was for cash.

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