Tigers acquire LHP Justin Wilson from Yankees
The Yankees have made another trade, their second in consecutive days, trading away LHP Justin Wilson, 28, to the Detroit Tigers. Wilson pitched well for the Bombers last season after being traded from the Pirates in an exchange for Francisco Cervelli, as he had a 3.10 ERA, with a 9.7 strikeout-to-walk ratio. But Wilson was seen expandable as the Yankees bullpen was heavy on lefties with LHP Chasen Shreve, Jacob Lindgren and Andrew Miller. Wilson looks to join a Tigers bullpen that has strengthen significantly, after adding RHP’s Francisco Rodriguez and Mark Lowe.
In exchange, the Yankees will receive two of the Tiger’s top 20 prospects in RHP’s Luis Cessa, 23, who posted a 4.52 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A as well as Chad Green, 24, who posted a 3.93 ERA in Triple-A. Cessa and Green ranked 6th and 19th on the Tiger’s prospects list respectively. As well as the prospects, the Yankees are predicted to save around $1.5 million that Wilson would’ve earned through arbitration. The move comes as no surprise, as the Yankees took advantage of their abundance of LHP’s and turned it into an area of need, with two upper level starting pitchers. Brian Cashman added, “…Two young starters at Triple-A with a combined 12 years of control was the reason for the Wilson trade.” Cashman does it again, trading for youth and filling an area of need, as well as saving some money.
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