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AL East: Yankees trade McCann to Astros

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The Yankees and Astros have come to an agreement. New York will officially be sending Brian McCann down south in exchange for Albert Abreu and Jose Guzman.

The pair are both young righty arms down in Single-A for Houston and have already shown the baseball world how hard they can throw. Abreu was signed in 2013 out of the Dominican Republic and was ranked seventh in the Astros farm system. Guzman was ranked 21st.

The Yankees will pay $11M for the remaining time on McCann’s contract.

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More moves could be in store for the Yankee infield.