Apr 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs second baseman Brent Lillibridge (20) hits a two RBI single against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Cubs trade Lillibridge to Yankees

The Chicago Cubs announced on Friday a minor league trade, sending utility player Brent Lillibridge to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later and cash considerations.

Lillibridge, 29, a .207 career hitter in the majors spent four seasons with the Chicago White Sox before brief stints with the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians in 2012. He later signed a minor league contract with the Cubs on January 10.

He recorded one hit in 24 plate appearances and struck out nine times this season for the Cubs. His nine games with the Cubs this year was to fill in for Darwin Barney, who was on the disabled list.

Following the Cubs claiming Cody Ransom off waivers from the San Diego Padres Lillibridge was sent to Triple-A Iowa on assignment. At Iowa, he batted .281 with five home runs, 13 RBIs and a .331 on-base percentage in 48 games.

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