Yankees trade OF Jake Cave to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for RHP Luis Gil

Despite his impressive breakout season in 2017, Jake Cave was the odd-man out of the Yankees crowded outfield depth. Cave was designated for assignment following the signing of Neil Walker and will now will be calling Minnesota his new home.
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Cave, 25, slashed .305/.351/.542 between Trenton and Scranton last season and looked better in Triple-A than he did in Double-A. Cave made strong strides in his game last season, but with six or seven outfielders entrenched ahead of him on the depth chatrs, the Yankees decided it was best for the team to move him for some return.

Gil is only 19-years-old and was not listed amongst the Twins’ top prospects. Gil is not highly-touted, but posted solid numbers for the Twins’ Dominican Summer League team. He had a 2.59 ERA in 14 starts while compiling a solid 10.6 K/9.

Article by: Ryan Thoms


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