New York Yankees Acquire Eric Young Jr. From Brewers
Rick Scuteri, USATSI

The New York Yankees have made a move to bolster their bench for the September stretch run.

Prior to the waiver trade deadline, the New York Yankees struck a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers which will send Eric Young Jr. to New York for cash considerations.

The 31-year-old speedster has been with Milwaukee’s Triple-A affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, all year. Given that September call-ups take place tomorrow, effectively expanding the roster to 40 men, you can expect Young Jr. to be wearing pinstripes sometime soon.

Over 116 games in AAA this year, he has a slash line of .263/.338/.339 with 30 RBIs and 23 stolen bases.

If the Yanks stay in the race for the second AL Wild Card, Young can provide a great deal of speed off the bench. Additionally, he can serve as a late-inning defensive replacement.

Simply put, do not expect Scranton to be his new home.

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