Legends On Deck

Yankees Are Dealing For The Future

New York Yankees trade catcher Brian McCann to the Houston Astros for two pitching prospects. Photo by: Gabe Rodriguez.

If the Yankees learned one thing in 2016, is that there is never enough good pitching prospects to have in your system.

On Thursday, the Bronx Bombers traded catcher Brian McCann to the Houston Astros for two minor league pitchers.

McCann, who played the first nine seasons of his MLB career with the Atlanta Braves, was with the Yankees the last three seasons. In his career he has been a very dependable catcher, while averaging 20 home runs and 74 RBI’s over his 12 seasons.

The move will give rookie sensation Gary Sanchez the starting catcher’s job for many years to come and bring in two more quality arms as the Yankees look to build a dynasty again.

The Astros are sure to now say goodbye to Jason Castro, their catcher for the past six seasons, who averaged 10 home runs and 35 RBIs.

In the trade the Yankees received minor league right handed pitchers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman.

Abreu, who is 21-years old, a native of Guayubin, Dominican Republic and 7th ranked Astros prospect, started his pro career in 2014 and in three seasons he is 8-13, with a 3.16 ERA, and 220 strikeouts in 216.1 innings.

Guzman, who is 20-years old, a native of La Mata de Santa Cruz, Dominican Republic, started his pro career in 2015 and in two seasons, he is 6-8, with a 4.63 ERA, and 83 strikeouts in 95.1 innings.

David Conde
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