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Breaking: Yankees acquire LHP James Paxton in exchange for LHP Justus Sheffield, RHP Erik Swanson, and OF Dom Thompson-Williams

The Yankees have made their first splash of the offseason by acquiring the Big Maple, James Paxton, from the Seattle Mariners. Fresh off his second-consecutive season at the top of the Mariner’s rotation, Paxton did not come cheap as the Yankees traded away their top prospect, Justus Sheffield, along with breakout prospects Erik Swanson and Dominic Thompson-Williams.

Sources: Yankees to promote Miguel Andújar

Due to a rash of injuries at the big league level, as well as ineffectiveness from current starting third baseman Chase Headley, the Yankees are reportedly promoting Miguel Andújar to the big league club after just seven games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, according to multiple sources. 


In his limited time in Triple-A, Andújar hit an impressive 8-for-26 (.308) with one home run, a double and six runs scored. This comes on the heels of his torrid run through Double-A earlier this year in which he batted .312/.342/.494 with seven long balls and an impressive 52 runs batted in.


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Andújar’s promotion comes in response to Matt Holliday, who has been battling a mysterious illness all week, being put on the 10-day disabled list.  Andújar already held a spot on the Yankees' 40-man roster, so no additional roster move will be required. 

The Yankees will need a strong right-handed bat in their lineup for the next few weeks with Aaron Hicks and Starlin Castro also out.  Andújar should be expected to see regular work at DH as well as platoon with Headley at third.

Keep it pinned here to the BBB for updates on this developing story.

Article by: Andrew Natalizio

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