The NY Yankees have acquired starting pitcher Frankie Montas and reliever Lou Trivino from the Oakland A’s. In exchange, Oakland will receive four prospects: Ken Waldichuk, Luis Medina, JP Sears and Cooper Bowman.
The 29-year-old Montas, 29 is 4–9 with a 3.18 ERA in 19 starts for Oakland this season, a year after making 32 starts with a 3.37 ERA in ’21. Montas is making roughly $5 million this season, and is under club control through the ’23 campaign. Trivino was Oakland’s primary closer last season but is struggling this season with a 6.47 ERA in 39 outings. He has 45 strikeouts during that span, posting a career-best 12.7 K/9.
Waldichuk, a left-handed pitcher, and Medina, a righty, are both ranked among the top 100 prospects in baseball. Waldichuk, 24, was a fifth-round pick in 2019 and has posted a 2.71 ERA across 17 starts at Double and Triple A. Medina, 23, has posted a 3.38 ERA over 17 starts at Triple A. Sears, 26, has posted a 2.05 ERA across 22 innings for the Yankees this season, his first in the majors. Bowman is a 22-year-old second baseman currently at High A, and was a fourth-round pick in 2021.
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