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AL East: Yankees trade Tyler Webb to Brewers

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While almost all eyes were watching the Quintana deal unfold yesterday, the Yankees and Brewers made a very low-key yet beneficial trade. New York sent left-handed reliever Tyler Webb to Milwaukee for Triple-A first baseman Garrett Cooper.

While it’s not an immediate fix, the Yankees have been struggling with finding the right first baseman for a while. With Greg Bird set back yet again and Chris Carter not panning out to his initial expectation, the 27-year old is the Yankees’ emergency fund.

Webb is currently hurling a 3.24 ERA over 33.1 innings in Triple-A Wilkes-Barre. He’s allowed 12 runs, struck out 47 and showcases three pitches.

The move will pan out positively for both teams in the long run. It was a low risk, decent reward between two clubs that clearly have a need to satisfy.

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