Yankees make 2 minor trades, get Eric Young Jr from Brewers

August 31, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees have acquired minor league outfielder Eric Young Jr. from the Milwaukee Brewers for cash.

The Yankees made two trades on Wednesday. They also sent outfielder Ben Gamel to Seattle for minor league right-handers Juan De Paula and Jio Orozco.

The 31-year-old Young hit .263 with 30 RBIs and 23 stolen bases for Triple-A Colorado Springs. He has played seven seasons in the majors and has 144 steals with Colorado, the Mets and Atlanta.

Young will be assigned to Triple-A.


The 24-year-old Gamel made his big league debut this season, playing six games for the Yankees. In Triple-A, he was the International League MVP after hitting .308 with six homers, 51 RBIs and 19 steals.

The 18-year-old De Paula was 1-2 with a 3.07 ERA in 11 games with the rookie-level Arizona League Mariners. The 19-year-old Orozco was 2-2 with a 4.07 ERA in 12 games with the same team.