Published: Tue, June 18, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Encarnacion bound for Yankees in Mariners’ latest deal

Encarnacion bound for Yankees in Mariners’ latest deal

Encarnacion had been sidelined recently with a lower back issue, though that may have been the Mariners being extra cautious as they pursued trade options.

Encarnacion now leads the American League with 21 home runs and has put together a strong season with a.241/.356/.531 slashline.

This is the second big deal the Yankees have pulled off with the Mariners in 2019 as Seattle traded starting pitcher James Paxton to ny this offseason. He is batting.241/.356/.531 this season. The three-time all-star moved from Cleveland to Seattle last December in a three-team trade that included Tampa Bay.

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As part of the trade, the Mariners will reportedly also send $8.4 million of what is owed to Encarnacion to NY.

NY picked up the big bat from Seattle for right-handed pitcher Juan Then and cash considerations. He clubbed his 400th career homer on June 9. The right-hander was originally signed by Seattle's organization in 2016, and played a season for the Dominican Summer League Mariners before being traded to NY in the Nick Rumbelow deal following the 2017 season. And with Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge set to return to the lineup soon, the Yankees have become more of a threat to their opponents.

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