Published: Sun, June 16, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

M's Trade Edwin Encarnacion To Yankees

M's Trade Edwin Encarnacion To Yankees

Seattle Mariners' Edwin Encarnacion runs back to the dugout in celebration after hitting a home run against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Minneapolis. ESPN's Jeff Passan first reported the trade Saturday evening on Twitter, and the club officially announced the trade several hours later. The top starting pitchers who exist on the trade market this season won't be available for a 19-year-old prospect and some payroll relief, as Encarnación was this week due to the somewhat.

The 36-year-old carries a $20 million base salary this season and NY will hold a $20M club option for 2020 or can exercise a $5 million buyout. He is batting.241/.356/.531 this season.

The Yankees will reportedly be sending minor league pitching prospect Juan Then in return for Encarnacion.


25-man roster move: To get Encarnacion onto the 40-man roster, Cashman put reliever Jake Barrett (elbow) on the 60-day injured list.

Encarnacion gives the Yankees already impressive lineup, when healthy, a great deal more power. The right-hander now ranks no. 27 in the Yankees' system and made his last pro ball appearance for New York's rookie-level affiliate in 2018, pitching to a 2.70 ERA, 2.0 BB/9, and 7.6 SO/9 across 50 innings.

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