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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 option Clint Frazier to Triple-A, recall Kyle Higashioka and Giovanny Gallegos



Today, the Yankees announced that they have optioned outfielder Clint Frazier back to Triple-A and recalled catcher Kyle Higashioka from Triple-A, as well as reliever Giovanny Gallegos before their series opening game tonight in Philadelphia. With Brett Gardner returning from injury, Clint Frazier is the odd man out in the Yankees outfield and will see more time with Scranton Wilkes-Barre for now.


Clint Frazier believes his fly ball in the ninth inning should have been a home run.
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 As for Kyle Higashioka, he will be called up to provide the Yankees with depth behind the plate after the recent injury to Gary Sanchez during the Yankees’ series against the Rays. Giovanny Gallegos will provide depth in the bullpen for the Yankees, as one of the usual bullpen arms, Luis Cessa, will be getting the start on Wednesday against the Phillies. By giving Cessa this start, the Yankees have pushed back CC Sabathia’s next start to Friday where he will face off against the Red Sox.


Article by: Connor Thoms
 

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