The New York Yankees have traded Nick Goody to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations or a player to be named later.
He was originally designated to make room on the roster for Aroldis Chapman. This move makes me assume that Cashman is just cashing in (literally) on a minor roster move.
Goody, 25, was drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Louisiana State University and appeared in 34 games for the big league club.
Over five seasons in the minors, he maintained a 2.19 ERA while striking out 220 batters in 152 total innings of work. Across all levels, the righty sported a 12.4 strikeout per nine innings rate.
One major problem in the majors for Goody was the long ball as in just 34.2 major league innings, the righty surrendered seven long balls.
New York will receive cash considerations or a player to be named later, according to the Yankees’ PR Department.