Lillibridge while with the Chicago White Sox
September 18, 1983 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|April 26, 2008 for the Atlanta Braves|
(through July 28, 2013)
|Runs batted in||71|
|Competitor for United States|
|Pan American Games|
|Silver||Santo Domingo 2003||Baseball at the 2003 Pan American Games|
Brent Stuart Lillibridge (born September 18, 1983) is an American professional baseball player. An infielder and outfielder, he is currently a free agent. He is known for his versatile playing skills, defensive prowess in the outfield, and is a utility player having started at every position except pitcher and catcher so far in his career.
Pittsburgh Pirates (2005–2007)
Atlanta Braves (2007–2008)
Lillibridge began the 2008 season in Triple-A for the Richmond Braves. He played 19 games and batted .195 with one home run before his contract was purchased on April 26, 2008. He made his major league debut on that same day against the New York Mets and had four at bats and struck out three times. He doubled for his first major league hit on June 25, 2008 at Toronto.
Chicago White Sox (2008–2012)
Lillibridge garnered media coverage after he made two back-to-back, game-saving and game-ending defensive catches while playing right field on April 26, 2011. The catches comprised the two final outs of a game played against the New York Yankees in Yankee Stadium and resulted in the White Sox getting the victory.
Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians (2012)
Lillibridge was traded by Boston to the Cleveland Indians on July 24, for minor league pitcher José De La Torre. On November 20, 2012, Lillibridge was assigned outright to the Indians Triple-A affiliate Columbus Clippers. Lillibridge declined the assignment to Columbus and was granted free agency on November 26.
Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees (2013)
On January 10, 2013, Lillibridge signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs. On March 31, the Cubs added Lillibridge to their major league active roster. He was designated for assignment on April 16, 2013. On April 19, Lillibridge cleared waivers, and was assigned to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs of the Pacific Coast League.
On June 21, 2013, Lillibridge was traded to the New York Yankees for cash considerations. The Yankees promoted Lillibridge to the major leagues when they placed Derek Jeter on the disabled list on July 19. He was designated for assignment to make room for the activation of Alex Rodriguez on August 5. He was outrighted from the 40-man roster and optioned to Triple-A on August 9. He declared free agency on October 1.
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- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)