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Dodgers Trade Tyler Olson And Ronald Torreyes To Yankees

The New York Yankees and LA Dodgers have been big players this offseason and it doesn’t seem like they are putting a halt to their plans any time soon.

Late Tuesday afternoon the Yankees acquired LHP Tyler Olson and infielder Ronald Torreyes to the Dodgers in exchange for minor league infielder Rob Segedin as well as cash or a player to be named later.

The 27 year-old Segedin has battled injuries throughout his career but last season spent time between both Double-A Trenton and Triple- A Scranton for a combined batting average of .287 along with 7 homers and 34 RBIs.

Torreyes is a 23 year-old who has seen his share of several franchises in his young career. In just 2015 he spent time with the minor league systems of the Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros and LA Dodgers. His combined minor league average last season was .261 along with 4 homers and 36 RBIs. The Venezuelan native is a natural shortstop and second baseman and made his Major League debut with the Dodgers this past season.

Olson is a 26 year-old left-handed pitcher who was just acquired by the Dodgers in December and was designated for assignment last week. Prior to being acquired by the Dodgers, Olson was a member of the Seattle Mariners’ organization where he was a starter and a reliever last season with Triple-A Tacoma and then with the Mariners when he made his MLB debut. With Tacoma he was 3-5 with a 4.47 ERA and one save. With the Mariners he was 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 13.1 innings.

Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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