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New York Yankees acquire Lance Lynn from Minnesota Twins for 2 prospects

New York Yankees acquire Lance Lynn from Minnesota Twins for 2 prospects

Minnesota will send $2 million to the Yankees to cover half of the $4 million remaining in Lynn's $12 million salary.

NY received Lynn and cash considerations in the swap, while the Twins received infielder Tyler Austin and pitcher Luis Rijo.

"I've never been to Fenway as Yankee". He is likely to become a long reliever with the Yankees to replace Adam Warren, who was traded to Seattle on Monday.

Lynn, who signed with Minnesota in the offseason, had drawn interest from NY in February.

After missing the entire 2016 season recovering from right elbow ligament replacement surgery performed at the end of 2015, Lynn made 33 starts for the Cardinals in 2017, going 11-8 with a 3.43 ERA (186.1IP, 71ER).

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The market for Lynn failed to develop for a majority of the winter and the 31 year-old hurler was forced to ink a one-year, $12 million pact with the Twins in mid-March. "I think they dislike you even more, so that should be exciting", he said.

NY has raised its worldwide bonus pool to $8,752,600 from an original $5,002,600, enabling it to sign teenage prospects for what it expects to be a long competitive run - 16-year-old Cuban right-hander Osiel Rodriguez was the latest, agreeing Monday to a $600,000 bonus.

Though Lynn has exclusively been a starter since 2012, the Yankees could throw him in the bullpen, especially during the postseason. He has a $3,315,000 salary and is eligible for free agency after the season. Austin, who will turn 27 in September, batted.233 with eight homers and 23 RBI in 34 games for the Yankees earlier in the season.

Rijo, 19, went a combined 4-1 with a 2.77 ERA (39.0IP, 42H, 15R/12ER, 3BB, 32K, 0HR) in seven games (five starts) this season with Rookie-level Pulaski, Single-A Tampa and short-season Single-A Staten Island.


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