Yankees secure Lynn from Twins for Austin

Yankees secure Lynn from Twins for Austin

Yankees secure Lynn from Twins for Austin

Minnesota will send $2 million to the Yankees as part of Monday's deal to cover half of the $4 million remaining in Lynn's $12 million salary.

The Yankees also receive cash considerations in the deal.

Austin, who was ranked as New York's No.14 prospect in 2017 by MLB.com, will hope the change of scenery can turn his career around.

The Yankees have been active today, sending old friend Adam Warren to the Mariners for some global pool money, and then also acquiring their long sought-after starting pitcher ...

The Twins had acquired Lynn in free agency this offseason. He made 20 starts for the Twins, going 7-8 with a 5.10 ERA.

According to Major League Baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Yankees will pay half of what remains on Lynn's one-year deal worth $12 million, while the Twins will pay the other half. But I really enjoyed it here; they were great to me. Last season, Lynn started a league-high 33 games and posted a 3.43 ERA for the St. Louis Cardinals.

NY has raised its worldwide bonus pool to $8,752,600 from an original $5,002,600, enabling it to sign teenage prospects for what it expects to be a long competitive run - 16-year-old Cuban right-hander Osiel Rodriguez was the latest, agreeing Monday to a $600,000 bonus.

Ahead of the Tuesday trade deadline, the Yankees already had added a starter to their rotation, acquiring J.A. Happ from the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.

Warren was traded to the Cubs in December 2015 in the deal that brought second baseman Starlin Castro to NY, then reacquired the following July along with second baseman Gleyber Torres and outfielders Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford in the deal that sent closer Aroldis Chapman to Chicago.

But Austin never became a regular with the Yankees, slowed by a broken left foot and right hamstring injury past year.

On the Minnesota side of things, the 26-year-old Austin gives them some pop (.459 SLG, 15 home runs in 85 big-league games) and the ability to man first and the outfield corners.

Rijo, 19, went a combined 4-1 with a 2.77 ERA (39.0IP, 42H, 15R/12ER, 3BB, 32K, 0HR) in seven games (five starts) this season with Rookie-level Pulaski, Single-A Tampa and short-season Single-A Staten Island.

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