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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.

Yankees re-sign Adam Lind to minors deal

With the rash of injuries occurring in the Yankees’ system and the up and coming suspension of Tyler Austin on the horizon, the Yankees made a move this afternoon to improve their depth by re-signing veteran 1B/OF Adam Lind to a minor league deal.
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Lind was signed to a minors deal with an invite to spring training in March, but was released 12 days later, when his chances of making the opening day roster became slim. He hit 3-for-15 with no XBH’s in limited action in Yankees’ camp before his release and was unable to latch on permanently with another club.

Lind will provide depth at first base and in the outfield for the Bombers. According to Chris Cotillo of the MLB Daily Dish, Lind will be sent to extended spring training. The 34-year-old Lind was very vocal this offseason about how unusual it was for a player like him who hit .303 in 2017 to not receive any sort of interest on the market.

Article by: Ryan Thoms