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Yankees’ four-run first inning powers sweep over Mariners

Two aces met in the Bronx today in Luis Severino and James Paxton. Neither had their best stuff and were hit early and often. The Yankees used two two-run blasts in the first inning to lead them to a 4-3 victory and sweep of the Seattle Mariners.

Yankees acquire infielder L.J. Mazzilli from the Mets

The Yankees made an interesting exchange on Tuesday morning as they traded away minor league outfielder, Kendall Coleman, to the Mets in exchange for minor league infielder L.J. Mazzilli. Mazzilli is the son of former Yankee player and coach Lee Mazzilli.
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The Yankees and Mets are not known for trading with one another due to their subway rivalry, but were able to swing this swap of relatively unknown minor league players.

Coleman was taken by the Bombers in the 11th round of the 2013 draft and has not made it above Single-A. Coleman is a career .207/.309/.301 hitter in the minors.

Mazzilli was also a product of the 2013 draft, but was chosen in the fourth round by the Mets. The 27-year-old is a career .268/.339/.379 hitter in the minors and will add infield depth to the Yankees minor league teams. Mazzilli has received two suspensions in his career due to drug abuse, with the latest one coming in 2014.

Article by: Ryan Thoms