The Yankees just wrapped up their home stand with a 12-6 win against the Royals, and the Angels just wrapped up a trade for Diamondbacks starter Dan Haren.
Linked to the Yankees throughout the weekend, Haren was sent to Los Angeles for LHP Joe Saunders, LHP Patrick Corbin, RHP Rafael Rodriguez and player to be named later. The package is in keeping with what the Diamondbacks were rumored to be looking for: A young major league pitcher plus pitching prospects.
Saunders and Haren are each 29 years old, though Saunders is still in his arbitration years.
Corbin was a second-round pick in 2009, and he’s pitched well at two different levels this season. Just reading the Baseball America scouting report on him, he reminds me a little bit of a younger, left-handed Ivan Nova, but I don’t know enough about him to say for sure whether he has a good comp in the Yankees system. Corbin is a bigger-name prospect than Rodriguez, a 25-year-old Triple-A reliever with a little bit of big league time and good minor league numbers in the upper levels.