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Yankees Make Trade
The Yankees have made a trade today, sending pitcher Sonny Gray to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for two minor league prospects: outfielder Shed Long and right-handed pitcher Reiver Sanmartin.
Yankees trade for catcher
The New York Yankees have made a trade for catcher Francisco Cervelli, who has been with the Pittsburgh Pirates since 2013.
Cervelli, 31, is a .278 hitter with 17 homers and 81 RBIs in 572 career games. He was an All-Star in 2015, when he hit .295 with 10 homers and 67 RBIs.
Yankees trade for outfielder
On Tuesday, the Yankees made a trade for outfielder Tyrone Tucker. The Yankees gave up three prospects in exchange for Tucker and cash considerations.
Tucker, 26, was batting .256/.305/.431 with nine home runs and 28 RBIs in 57 games for Triple-A Omaha this season. He has appeared in parts of four Major League seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers (2017) and Cincinnati Reds (2018-20), playing in a total of 33 games and batting .143 (5-for-35) with one home run and two RBIs.
How the Yankees Lineup Looks Now
The Yankees have made a couple of trades today that will definitely help them in the upcoming season. They traded for two new infielders that will add some much-needed depth to the lineup. Let’s take a look at how the Yankees lineup looks now.
Yankees lineup with new catcher
The New York Yankees have a new catcher, and there are some changes to the lineup as a result. The Yankees acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for right-handed pitcher Cory Gillespie.
Cervelli is a 28-year-old Venezuelan who has played parts of seven seasons in the majors, all with the Yankees. He was originally signed by the Yankees as an international free agent in 2003.
Gillespie, 27, was acquired by the Yankees from the Toronto Blue Jays in August 2016. He made one appearance for the Yankees last season, pitching one inning of relief against the Baltimore Orioles on September 29.
Yankees lineup with new outfielder
The New York Yankees have agreed to trade for outfielders Brett Gardner and Dustin Fowler from the New York Yankees in exchange for pitcher Sonny Gray and infielder/outfielder Jorge Mateo.
With these two new outfielders, the Yankees now have a full lineup of power hitters that should be able to put up a lot of runs. Here is how the Yankees lineup looks now:
1. Brett Gardner- LF
2. Aaron Judge- RF
3. Giancarlo Stanton- DH
4. Gary Sanchez- C
5. Greg Bird- 1B
6. Didi Gregorius- SS
7. Neil Walker- 2B
8. Ronald Torreyes- 3B
9. Brett Gardner/Dustin Fowler- CF
How the Yankees Roster Looks Now
Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman has been busy today, wheeling and dealing to improve the team’s roster. The Yankees have acquired outfielder Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins in exchange for infielder Starlin Castro and two prospects. The team has also traded for pitcher Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cole will join the Yankees rotation that already includes Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, and CC Sabathia.
Yankees roster with new catcher
The Yankees made a move today, acquiring catcher Chris Iannetta from the Angels in exchange for infielder Zack Cozart. Iannetta, who will turn 37 in April, is coming off a down year in which he hit just .212/. 291/. 331 with seven homers in 400 plate appearances. He’ll serve as a backup to Gary Sanchez.
Yankees roster with new outfielder
The Yankees have bolstered their outfield with the addition of outfielder/designated hitter Brett Gardner from the Houston Astros. Gardner provides the Yankees with a left-handed bat and a veteran presence in the clubhouse. He is expected to split time between left field and designated hitter, and will likely see most of his action against right-handed pitchers.
In addition to Gardner, the Yankees also acquired relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox. Kahnle is a reliable arm out of the bullpen who should help solidify the back end of the Yankees’ bullpen.