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Yankees Acquire Lance Lynn From Twins For Tyler Austin and Minor Leaguer

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The New York Yankees made another big move to bolster their starting rotation, as they acquired right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn from the Minnesota Twins on Monday.

In exchange for Lynn, the Yankees sent first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin and minor league pitcher Luis Rijo to the Twins. Monday was a busy day for Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. Just hours before acquiring Lynn, he traded relief pitcher Adam Warren to the Seattle Mariners for international bonus pool money.

By trading Warren to the Mariners, the Yankees freed up salary. This made it easier for them to absorb some of the money left on Lynn’s contract. According to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports, the Yankees will pay half of the money remaining on his contract.

In 20 starts for the Twins this year, Lynn went 7-8 with a 5.10 ERA. He had a decent season in 2017 while with the St. Louis Cardinals, going 11-8 with a 3.43 ERA in 33 starts.

Austin, 26, battled through multiple injuries last season and has never really been able to find a place with the Yankees since getting called up in August of 2016. This year, he was batting .223 with eight home runs and 23 RBIs in 121 at-bats. Austin has also spent time in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, which is where he was playing at the time of the trade.

This is the second trade for a starting pitcher that the Yankees have made over the past week. On Thursday, they acquired left-hander J.A. Happ from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for infielder Brandon Drury and outfielder Billy McKinney.

It will be interesting to see if Cashman decides to make another move before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. Considering how active the Yankees have been over the past few weeks, one more trade might not be out of the question.

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Tigers Acquire Nolan Blackwood

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The Detroit Tigers have acquired right-hander Nolan Blackwood from Oakland Athletics, per a club announcement, although the Tigers have not yet decided yet whether or not to receive a player-to-be-named-later or cash considerations in the return of trade, according to San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser.

Blackwood is one of the two players to be named later in the who teams’ completed Mike Fiers trade earlier this season.

Blackwood, 23, has been with the Athletics’ organization since they drafted with the 14th pick in the 2016 draft.

 

 

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Red Sox Place Chris Sale On DL

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The Boston Red Sox have placed starting pitcher, and Cy Young Award candidate, Chris Sale on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 15th, as the hurler is dealing with mild inflammation in his pitching shoulder, prompting the move.

Sale was previously on the disabled list, with the same issue, back on July 31st, which makes this tenure a bit alarming.

In a corresponding move, Boston recalled right hander Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket

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Indians’ Trevor Bauer Out 4-6 Weeks with Stress Fracture

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Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss four to six weeks due to a stress fracture in his right leg.

Bauer had been putting in a stellar season, with a 12-6 record to go along with a 2.22 ERA, and he is one of the leading candidates for the American League Cy Young award. The loss of Bauer for any stretch of time, especially for this time frame, will be an incredible blow to the Indians moving forward.

Bauer could return during the regular season in mid-to-late September.

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