Mike Tauchman
(Tim March)

The New York Yankees pulled off a trade on Saturday that brings Colorado Rockies outfielder Mike Tauchman to the Bronx.

Robby Sabo

The New York Yankees now employ a brand-spanking new employee.

As per an official team release, Brian Cashman swung a deal on Saturday that brings Colorado Rockies outfielder Mike Tauchman to the Bronx. He was acquired for left-handed pitcher Phillip Diehl and found a spot on the 40-man roster due to Jordan Montgomery‘s 60-day IL stint.

Tauchman, 28, isn’t a seasoned big leaguer. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound outfielder bats and throws left, and his 69 career plate appearances have come within the last two seasons.

It gets interesting when discussing the kid’s minor league output.

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In 2018 with AAA-Albuquerque, Tauchman slashed .323/.408/.571 with a tremendous 12.7% BB/14.9% K plate-discipline profile. He also smashed 20 home runs to go along with 81 runs batted in.

The player relented, Diehl, 24, is a lefty bullpen arm who also sports solid minor league production. His 3.14 ERA and 79 strikeouts over 48.2 innings pitched with single-A Tampa a season ago opened many eyes.


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