The Yankees acquired catcher Rob Brantly from the Giants in exchange for cash considerations on Wednesday.
Brantly, 31, has batted .228 (89-for-391) with 32 runs, 19 doubles, seven homers, 37 RBIs and 33 walks in 128 games over parts of six Major League seasons with Miami (2012-13), Chicago-AL (2015, ’17), Philadelphia (2019) and San Francisco (2020). The left-handed hitter attended spring training with the Giants this season as a non-roster invitee, hitting .250 (5-for-20) with 1R, 1 double and 3RBI in 10 spring training games. Brantly made his second career Opening Day roster (also 2013 with Miami) and appeared in one game for the Giants before being designated for assignment on July 28 and outrighted to San Francisco’s Alternate Site on August 1.
The San Diego, Calif., native spent the majority of the 2019 season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, batting .314 (74-for-236) with 32 runs, 13 doubles, 2 triples, 6 homers, 28 RBIs and 32 walks in 82 games. He also appeared in one game for the Phillies.