NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees stepped adult their rebuilding Monday, trade outfielder Carlos Beltran to a AL West-leading Texas Rangers for right-hander Dillon Tate, a fourth altogether collect in a 2015 pledge draft, and dual other pitching prospects.
Texas also sent a Yankees right-handers Nick Green and Erik Swanson, both comparison in a 2014 draft. Green was taken in a seventh turn and Swanson in a eighth. New York concluded to send Texas money to equivalent partial of Beltran’s $15 million salary.
A 39-year-old switch-hitter, Beltran has been a Yankees’ tip descent player, heading a group with a .304 batting average, 22 homers and 64 RBIs. Beltran’s trade follows deals that sent relievers Aroldis Chapman to a Chicago Cubs and Andrew Miller to Cleveland.
Beltran sealed a $45 million, three-year agreement before a 2014 deteriorate though played with an bend bone coax during most of his initial deteriorate in New York and got off to a delayed start in 2015 following surgery. He will be authorised for giveaway group after this year’s World Series.
He was traded from Kansas City to Houston in Jun 2004 and from a New York Mets to San Francisco in Jul 2011. While he has seemed in a playoffs with a Astros, Mets, Cardinals and Yankees, Beltran stays in hunt of his initial World Series title, as do a Rangers.
A nine-time All-Star after creation this year’s AL roster, Beltran has a .281 career normal with 414 home runs.
Slugger Prince Fielder, who had been a Rangers’ primary designated hitter, had season-ending neck medicine final week. Right fielder Shin-Soo Choo is authorised to come off a infirm list after this week after traffic with reduce behind inflammation.
The Rangers have an AL-high 62 wins after a four-game array brush of a fortifying World Series champion Royals. Combined with a three-game losing strain by Houston, a Rangers’ multiplication lead has grown to 6 games, their biggest opening given a All-Star mangle after heading by as many as 10 games in late June.
Tate, 22, perceived a $4.2 million signing reward from a Rangers and is 3-3 with a 5.12 ERA this year in 16 starts and one service coming for Class A Hickory in a South Atlantic League.
Just 52-52 entering Monday, a Yankees could be headed to their initial losing deteriorate given 1992 and expected will get their tip breeze position in year.
Outfielder Clint Frazier, a fifth altogether collect in a 2013 draft, was acquired by a Yankees from a Indians on Sunday. Shortstop Gleyber Torres, a tip Dominican prospect, was performed from a Cubs.
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