The New York Yankees have parted with their 39-year-old outfielder in a deal that will send him to the Texas Rangers.
Tate, heading to #Yankees, is a RHP who has a 5.12 ERA in 65 innings at Class A, but has pedigree: Fourth pick in the 2015 draft.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 1, 2016
Jack Curry of the YES Network later added that the Yankees will receive right-handers Eric Swanson and Nick Green as well.
Swanson is 6-4, 3.43 era and 78K and 25W in 81 1/3 innings at Class A Hickory. Green is 2-2, 4.98 and 44 and 14 in 34 1/3 at Class A Spokane
— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) August 1, 2016
Beltran, who can help the Rangers immensely in their push for the postseason, is hitting .304 with 22 homers and 64 RBIs in 99 games this season.
Tate, who currently resides in Class A, was the fourth overall pick in the 2015 MLB draft. After bolstering the farm system with two prior moves this past week, the Yankees have displayed a clear attempt to fortify their future starting pitching with this move.
With a .332 average, 16 homers, and 40 RBIs in 52 career postseason games, Beltran, 39, is one of the more prolific playoff performers of all time. Now, he will look to help deliver the Rangers their first world championship in franchise history.