Yankees acquire INF Antonelli off waivers

Associated Press  |  Last updated May 17, 2012
The Yankees have acquired minor league infielder Matt Antonelli off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. The 27-year-old appeared in 29 games with Triple-A Norfolk this season, batting .204 (19 for 93) with four doubles, one home run and seven RBIs. The Yankees announced the move Thursday. Antonelli has played games at first base, second base, third base and shortstop this season. He's also seen time in left field. Taken 17th overall by San Diego in the 2006 amateur draft, Antonelli saw his only big league action in 2008. He batted .193 (11 for 57) with one home run and three RBIs. To make room on the 40-man roster for Antonelli, the Yankees transferred LHP Cesar Cabral (broken left elbow) to the 60-day disabled list.
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