The New York Yankees added a cannon arm to their rotation of starting gunners on Monday, the eve of the major league baseball trade deadline, by acquiring Frankie Montas from the Oakland Athletics.
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The Bronx Bombardiers also acquired the Lour Trivino pitcher in this transaction, the YES Network first reported.
In return, the California organization gets its hands on left-handed pitchers Ken Waldichuk and J.P. Sears, as well as right-handed gunner Luis Medina and second baseman Cooper Bowman.
Montas had become one of the most coveted pitchers on the trade market after the trade sent Luis Castillo from the Cincinnati Reds to the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
With the A's in 2022, the 29-year-old had a relatively average 4-9 record, but a solid 3.18 ERA, which also struck out 109 batters in 104 2 innings. working third, allowing just 12 home runs and 44 runs, 37 of which were earned.
The Yankees were already something to take seriously to triumph in the World Series this season, but their additions of the last few days have only increased this feeling.
Earlier in the day, they sent Hayden Wesneski to the Chicago Cubs for prospect Scott Effross in a right-handed pitching trade. They also got outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
Busy day for the Padres
For their part, the San Diego Padres have settled two important files. They got together with starter Joe Musgrove and acquired late game specialist Josh Hader.
For Musgrove, the team did not provide financial details of the five-year contract. The CBS channel, however, reported a pact of $ 100 million. As for Hader, he was obtained from the Milwaukee Brewers in return for pitchers Taylor Rogers, Robert Gasser and Dinelson Lamet as well as outfielder Esteury Ruiz.
Acquired in January 2021 from the Pittsburgh Pirates, Musgrove hails from California and was expected to become a free agent at the end of the season. However, he wanted to stay with the Padres, but not at any price.
Musgrove is indeed doing very well this season, having been invited for the first time to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He is 8-4 with a 2.65 ERA this season.
"Since joining the Padres, Joe has excelled as a respected pitcher, teammate and leader in the San Diego community," Padres President Peter Seidler said in a statement. I have a feeling Joe will be an important and meaningful part of our organization for many years to come.”
In Hader's case, the Padres are the major league leader with 29 saves. He has appeared in the All-Star Game four times in six seasons so far.