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.
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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.