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Yankees acquire Dustin Ackley from Mariners

The versatile former top pick will head to the Bronx.

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The Yankees have acquired Dustin Ackley from the Mariners in exchange for right-hander Jose Ramirez and outfielder Ramon Flores, according to a report from Jack Curry of YES Network.

New York was known to be pursuing Ackley for a significant amount of time, and will likely use him as a versatile option who has experience at second base and in the outfield. The 27-year old was the second overall pick out of North Carolina in the 2009 draft, and spent the first four-and-a-half years of his major-league career with the Mariners. He will be the third Tar Heel on the Yankees' roster, joining relievers Adam Warren and Andrew Miller.

Ackley hit .243/.306/.366 with 42 homers in 584 games as a Mariner, highlighted by a solid rookie campaign in which he hit .273 with six homers in 90 games.

Ramirez, 25, is a right-hander who has spent the last three seasons at Triple-A for the Yankees. He has made eleven appearances in the majors over the last two seasons, posting a 7.62 ERA in thirteen innings.

Flores, 23, appeared in twelve major-league games for New York this year, hitting .219 in 33 plate appearances. He was ranked as the 27th-best prospect in the team's system at the time of the deal.