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Giants acquire Mike Yastrzemski in trade with Orioles

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The Giants are trading for Yastrzemski; well, a Yastrzemski. On the final day of the Cactus League season, a day which is already chockfull of roster moves, and likely has more to come, the Giants made a move for an outfielder: Mike Yastrzemski.

In exchange for the 28-year-old Yastrzemski, who has not made a Major League appearance in his six seasons in the minors (a career .260 AVG/.337 OBP/.428 SLG with 61 home runs and 338 RBIs in 663 minor league games, and .265 with 9 home runs and 49 RBIs in Triple-A last season), the Giants traded minor league pitcher Tyler Herb.

Herb, 26, who was a 29th round draft pick by the Seattle Mariners from Coastal Carolina University in 2014, had a 5.35 ERA with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats last season in 70.2 innings. Yastrzemski was a 14th round pick back in 2013 from Vanderbilt University where he finished First Team All-SEC in his final season.

If you were wondering, yes, Yastrzemski is related to the Red Sox Hall-of-Famer Carl Yastrzemski. Carl is Mike’s grandfather.

 

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