The Yankees and Twins have reached an agreement on a deal to bring left-handed starting pitcher Jaime Garcia to New York, the Yankees announced Sunday.
The Yankees will send minor-league pitchers Zack Littell and Dietrich Enns to Minnesota, with Garcia and cash considerations being sent from the Twins.
Garcia, 31, is 5-7 with a 4.29 ERA. He can become a free agent at season’s end. He was just dealt to Minnesota from Atlanta, making only one start for the plummeting Twins.
Littell, 21, was 14-1 with a 1.87 ERA in 20 appearances (18 starts) between Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton. He is ranked the 22nd-best prospect for the Yankees, according to MLB.com.
Enns, 26, was 2-1 with a 1.99 ERA in eight appearances (seven starts) between Triple-A Scranton and the GCL Yankees.
Talks between the Yankees and A’s about Sonny Gray were heating up on Saturday night as well, and the trade doesn’t eliminate the Bombers’ chances of also acquiring the young right-hander.
One of the Bombers’ primary competitors in the Gray sweepstakes, the Brewers, are reportedly out of the running after refusing to part with top prospect Lewis Brinson in a potential deal, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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