YANKEES INVOLVED IN FIVE PLAYER DEAL WITH MARLINS

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The Marlins acquired another everyday player in Martin Prado,  while the  Yankees  acquired  a young pitcher who The Yankees hope  has his best days ahead of him.

Multi position player Martin Prado  to the Marlins, where he will  likely to play third base, in a five-player swap. The Yankees get pitcherNathan Eovoli, a 24-year-old with a big arm; Garrett Jones who might have enough pop in his lefty bat to hit a few dingers  in the Bronx; and 22-year-old pitching prospect Domingo German.

The Marlins are also get David Phelps.  Phelps  had a 4.38 ERA in 2014, pitching as both a starter and a reliever

The Yankees hope that Eovaldi matures into a nice starting rotation piece. He was 6-14 with a 4.37 ERA last season, but he’s still young enough to turn that around. We’ve seen many young pitchers start the same way only to get better as they’ve entered their primes.

For the Marlins, this is another win-now move to add to an offseason haul that include Mat Latos, Dee Gordon and Michael Morse, in addition to Giancarlo Stanton’s new mega contract. Prado, 31, can play all over the infield and outfield. He’s a former All-Star who is a .291 lifetime hitter.

 

Casey McGehee played third base for the Marlins last season and won the NL Comeback Player of the Year award. He could get some work at first base with Morse since Jones is gone, but McGehee might also be a trade chip for the Marlins now.

 

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