ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — One potential commerce goal got here off the board Wednesday because the Yankees have been nonetheless ready to make their first vital transfer forward of Friday’s deadline.
The Yankees had been intrigued by Starling Marte, who was despatched from the Marlins to the Athletics, no less than because the lack of Aaron Hicks to season-ending wrist surgical procedure earlier within the 12 months.
Marte, a 32-year-old outfielder, is ready to turn out to be a free agent after the season.
Oakland, which is forward of the Yankees within the wild card standings, despatched 23-year-old left-hander Jesus Luzardo to Miami. Luzardo has struggled this 12 months, however continues to be seen as a superb younger arm — and greater than the Yankees have been believed keen to surrender for a rental.
Marte is hitting .306/.407/.453 with seven house runs and 25 RBIs in 63 video games.
The Yankees stay on the seek for upgrades after releasing up wage and two 40-man roster spots with their commerce of Luis Cessa and Justin Wilson to the Reds late Tuesday night time.
They added right-hander Clay Holmes in a commerce with the Pirates on Monday, sending a pair of minor leaguers to Pittsburgh, they usually’re in search of attainable strikes at shortstop, the outfield and rotation — however they seem decided to stay underneath the $210 million luxurious tax threshold.