The MLB trading season is beginning to revive.
On Saturday night, the New York Yankees announced that they have taken over American League leaders Edwin Encarnacion as part of a deal with the Seattle Mariners.
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Athletic's Ken Rosenthal adds that the teams will essentially divide up the money left to the veteran's bat.
Encarnacion still owed more than $ 15 million in salaries and buyouts. Source says #Yankees and #Mariners which essentially split the money. SEA has paid more to get better prospects – pitcher Juan Then, who should switch to the 15-20 range on the SEA's list of the best prospects. Only then: @ Joelsherman1 .
– Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 16, 2019
Encarnacion, 36, can still swing. He has seven consecutive seasons with at least 30 Homer and 98 RBIs behind him, making him one of the most consistent hitter in the game.
Where he fits the Yankees is the big question. With Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton beginning rehabilitation this weekend, the Yankees lineup is expected to soon reach their full potential pitchers. It could also mean that Richter and Stanton have more days off, which is probably a necessity at this point. The Yankees have thrown Luke Voit in first base and a Hodgepodge group at DH while waiting for Stanton to return to Sox. They are half ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East, largely due to their 37- 19 start.
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