Yankees To Acquire Jaime Garcia

Posted: July 30, 2017 in Uncategorized
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The Yankees and Twins have agreed to a trade that will send left-hander Jaime Garcia from Minnesota to New York, tweets FanRag’s Jon Heyman. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan first broke news that the two sides were moving toward a deal last night, and MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand tweeted recently that minor league right-hander Zack Littell would go to the Twins once the trade is complete.

The 31-year-old Garcia will bring some stability to the Yankees rotation, having logged a 4.29 ERA with 6.9 K/9 against 3.3 BB/9 and a 55 percent ground-ball rate between St. Louis and Minnesota this season. He’s worked six or more innings in 15 of his 19 starts this year, which is especially encouraging for a Yankees team that features a deep bullpen. He’s a free agent at season’s end, making him a pure rental, though the Yankees reportedly plan to continue their talks with the A’s regarding right-hander Sonny Gray even after completing the Garcia trade.

Garcia’s stint with the Twins lasted less than a week. Minnesota’s declining play and lengthy winning streaks for the Royals and Indians have created a seven-game gap for the Twins in the American League Central, which is steep enough for the front office to sell off some short-term assets. The Twins, though, agreed to pay the remainder of Garcia’s salary when acquiring him from the Braves in exchange for right-hander Huascar Ynoa, and it looks as if they’ll receive a better prospect from the Yankees in Littell, who ranks 22nd among Yankees prospects on MLB.com’s midseason top 30 list.

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