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Report: Yankees make minor trade for OF Martinez

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 18, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

According to the Houston Chronicle, the Yankees have traded for former top prospect Fernando Martinez.

Once upon a time, a deal for Martinez would have been a near blockbuster, but these days it’s little more than minor league outfield depth for a team that badly needs it. The Yankees are sending short-season reliever Charles Basford to the Astros (he was a 37th-round pick last year).

As my friend Donnie Collins points out on Twitter, tonight’s Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lineup had utility infielders — Addison Maruszak and Walter Ibarra — in the outfielder corners, plus Class-A fill-in Cody Grice in center. With Thomas Neal and Zoilo Almonte in the big leagues, and Melky Mesa, Brennan Boesch and Ronnier Mustelier on the disabled list, the Yankees need Triple-A outfielders if only to put players where they should be.

Martinez was once a gem of the Mets system, but it’s been pretty bad when given chances in the big leagues. He’s been pretty bad in Triple-A this year, as well, but he at least has a history of some production at that level.

 
 

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10 Responses to “Report: Yankees make minor trade for OF Martinez”

  1. mick June 18th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Chad
    Can you find out who the Yanks #26 man is for the DH?

  2. Ys Guy June 18th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    idk about the ‘that player has to be returned to the minors’ part though as the mets announcers were pretty clear that weaver’s not going to acutally go out to las vegas before his start monday.

  3. MTU June 18th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    No brainer.

    We have relievers by the dozen.

  4. mick June 18th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    no brainer?

  5. MTU June 18th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    F-Mart is certainly worth a reliever out in the far pasture.

  6. Niblick June 18th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Chad, can’t you play RF?

  7. tbone1570 June 18th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Ys Guy June 18th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    idk about the ‘that player has to be returned to the minors’ part though as the mets announcers were pretty clear that weaver’s not going to acutally go out to las vegas before his start monday.

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    It;s a procedural move, they have to option him to the minors and he would go on Vegas’s roster, but he physically doesn’t have to travel there.

  8. fantasygame101 June 18th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I think that 26th man will be reserve for the night. If no unnecessary use of the pen, it will be a position player otherwise a pitcher.

  9. mick June 18th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I think that 26th man will be reserve for the night. If no unnecessary use of the pen, it will be a position player otherwise a pitcher.
    ======================
    would have to be on 40 man.
    id say another pitcher, you never know, it could go extras.
    as it is its a doubleheader

  10. Frankg June 19th, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Based on his minor league stats, he would be a prospect in the Yankees system, when compared to Mesa and Flores.


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