The New York Yankees remain active ahead of the trade deadline as they deal a reliable reliever in Adam Warren for international pool money.
The New York Yankees have traded right-handed reliever Adam Warren to the Seattle Mariners. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the deal. Joel Sherman of the New York Post added the Bronx Bombers received international bonus pool money from Seattle.
Thus ends Warren’s tenure with the Yankees for the second time in nearly three years. New York traded him to the Chicago Cubs for Starlin Castro prior to the 2016 season after he posted a 3.39 ERA as a swingman in three-plus seasons. The Yankees reacquired him six months later in the Aroldis Chapman trade and also netted Gleyber Torres.
Warren, 30, picked up right where he left off when he got back and became a valuable arm in a deep Yankees bullpen. He had a 2.70 ERA in 24 games this year but struggled the month of July, posting a mark of 5.40. In his second stint with the Yankees, Warren posted a 2.93 ERA in 99 appearances.
This move makes sense for the Yankees for a few reasons. First, thanks to A.J. Cole and his 0.83 ERA in pinstripes, Warren became expendable. Not only that, but the team will save $1.8 million in unloading his salary.
Moreover, recent deals with the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, and now Mariners have netted New York $3.75 million in international bonus pool money according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Considering the Yankees just acquired the No. 9 overall international prospect in right-hander Osiel Rodriguez, that money is being put to good use.
On the other side of the deal, Warren can look forward to a more prominent role in the Mariners bullpen as opposed to just mop-up duty.