Recapping Yankees 2018 Trade Deadline Deals
The New York Yankees have been busy the past two weeks, tweaking and adding to the roster to build a legit October-contender.
The MLB trade deadline is 4:00 p.m. (eastern) July 31.
Acquired Lance Lynn
The Yanks snagged Lance Lynn from the Minnesota Twins on Monday. Lynn is the second starter New York has acquired in the lead up to Tuesday's trade deadline. The 31-year-old right-hander was 7-8 with a 5.10 ERA in 20 starts with the Twins this year. He's 79-55 in his career with a 3.54 ERA. In return, GM Brian Cashman send Tyler Austin and pitcher Luis Rijo to the Twins.
Dealt two minor league pitchers for international considerations
In moves that should have no impact on the Yanks' current pursuit for October, the Yankees made two deals this week that send minor league talent away for international bonus pool money. Cashman sent Adam Warren to the Seattle Mariners and Caleb Frare to the Chicago Whitesox. In exchange, the deal got Cashman some $1.5 million in international bonus pool money for each pitcher.
J.A. Happ to the Yankees
Veteran starter J.A. Happ has a new home in the AL East. The 35-year-old lefty was 10-6 pitching for the Blue Jays this season, and complied a 59-41, 3.88 ERA in six seasons in Toronto where he's held his AL East competition in check. Happ made his Yankee debut on Sunday and earned a win, throwing six innings of one run ball. The Yankees parted ways with prospects Brandon Drury and Billy McKinney.
Britton bolsters already strong bullpen
With a dangerous offense and pretty good starting pitching, Brian Cashman opted to enhance what was already a Yankee strength, the bullpen. Zach Britton held down Baltimore's closer position for the past five season - where he saved 139 of 150 opportunities - with a career ERA of 3.23. The O's were sent prospects Josh Rogers, Dillon Tate and Cody Carroll. Britton has appeared in two games for New York - to date - allowing a run in two innings of work.