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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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Mariners to Sign Cory Gearrin

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The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms on a one-year, Major League contract with right-handed reliever Cory Gearrin, according to the Seattle Times’ Ryan Divish.

The Mariners will now have to clear a spot on their 40-man roster, thanks to the addition of Gearrin and Tim Beckham.

Gearrin, 32, was well traveled last season, spending time with the Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, and the Oakland Athletics, posting a combined 3.77 on the season.

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Mariners to Sign Tim Beckham

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The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with infielder Tim Beckham, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

Beckham was non-tendered by the Baltimore Orioles earlier this winter, posted a slash line of .230/.287/.374 during the 2018 season.

It’s likely that Beckham will become a key utility contributor for Seattle moving forward.

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Rangers Sign Shelby Miller

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a one-year, major league deal with right hander Shelby Miller, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Miller, who has already passed his physical, missed most of the 2018 season due to numerous elbow issues, and underwent Tommy John surgery back in 2017, so there is risk involved with his signing.

Prior to the injuries, Miller was considered one of the major’s most promising young pitchers.

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