The Yankees have acquired Edwin Encarnacion from the Mariners.
According to ESPN, New York has picked up the big bat from Seattle.
Edwin Encarnación has been traded from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Encarnación currently leads the American League with 21 home runs. The Mariners’ teardown is in full bloom and the Yankees get another big bat.
– Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 16, 2019
It is unclear who the Mariners have received in return, but the New York Post reports pitching prospect Juan Then is going to Seattle in the deal.
And according to USA Today, the Mariners will eat $30 million of Encarnacion’s contract in the deal. He is under contract with Seattle through 2020 after signing a three-year, $60 million deal.
– Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 16, 2019
Encarnacion leads the American League with 21 home runs.
This is the second big deal the Yankees have pulled off with the Mariners in 2019 as Seattle traded starting pitcher James Paxton to New York this offseason.
The Mariners have reportedly made just about their entire roster available and are trying to trade the entire team, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.
They have now dealt two big bats in Encarnacion and Jay Bruce who they sent to the Phillies recently.
This story will be updated.