Yankees Trade Ronald Torreyes to Cubs
The New York Yankees traded young infielder Ronald Torreyes to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.
The team had a week to trade, cut or put him on waivers after he was designated for assignment on Monday when Brian Cashman claimed reliever Parker Bridwell off of waivers from Los Angeles Angels. The Yankees needed to take a man off their 40-man roster and Torreyes was the odd man out.
In exchange, the Yanks get from the Cubs a player to be named laterr, or cash, MLB.com reports.
Torreyes showed his potential 2017, at 24, when he played in 108 games for the Yankees and hit .292 with 92 hits and 35 runs scored. But, overshadowed by the emergency of Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andjuar, appeared in just 41 games last season.