The MLB trading season is starting to recover.
On Saturday night, the New York Yankees announced the acquisition of American League leader Edwin Encarnacion as part of a deal with the Seattle Mariners.
The New York Yankees announced the acquisition of 1B / DH Edwin Encarnación from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Juan Then and cash consideration.
– New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 16, 2019
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Ken Rosenthal of Athletic adds that the teams will share the bulk of the remaining cash owed to the veteran slugger.
Encarnacion still owed more than $ 15 million in salary and redemption. The source says #Yankees and #Mariniers basically split the money. SEA has paid more for better prospects – the launcher Juan Then, which is expected to fall within the 15-20 range of SEA's top prospects. First with then: @ Joelsherman1.
– Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 16, 2019
Encarnacion, 36, can still beat him. He has played in seven consecutive seasons of at least 30 homers and 98 RBIs, making him one of the most productive hitter in the industry.
The big question is what place it will occupy in the Yankees. Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton begin the rehabilitation work this weekend, the formation of the Yankees should soon be complete.
Encarnacion is limited to first base and designated batter, meaning that it could be used primarily against left-handed pitchers. This could also mean more days off for Judge and Stanton, which is probably a necessity at the moment. The Yankees drove with Luke Voit to first base and a group of music lovers at DH pending Stanton's return.
The Yankees struggled recently, registering a 5-8 record in June after their 8-4 victory over the White Sox on Saturday. They have a half-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in east-end Alberta, largely thanks to their 37-to-19 win.
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