Breaking News: Yankees have Acquired Edwin Encarnación from the Mariners
Earlier tonight, as reported first by Jeff Passan of ESPN, the Yankees have made a trade with the Seattle Mariners for them to acquire Edwin Encarnación.
In 65 games this season, EE is leading the American League with 21 home runs, alongside a .241/.356/.531 and a K/BB rate of 55:41.
The package that will be heading back to the Mariners is still yet to be officially reported, but Joel Sherman has stated that pitching prospect Juan Then is only piece that will be headed towards Washington State.
Additionally, Ken Rosenthal has reported that the Yankees and Mariners are going to essentially split the money in salary and 2020 buyout (for $5 Million) on EE’s contract through this year and next.
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
Juan Then is the only piece the #Mariners are getting from the #yankees for Encarnacion — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) June 16, 2019
Encarnacion still owed more than $15M in salary and buyout. Source says #Yankees and #Mariners essentially splitting the money. SEA paid more to get better prospect – pitcher Juan Then, who should move into 15-20 range on SEA top prospects list. First with Then: @Joelsherman1. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 16, 2019
Welcome to the Big Apple, Edwin Encarnación!