Yanks trade for relief help.

The Yanks took care of one of their needs at the trade deadline, adding to the bullpen, by making a trade with the Cubs for a relief pitcher.

Nope, it isn’t David Robertson.

The Yanks traded #7 prospect Hayden Wesneski to the Cubs for RHP Scott Effross.

Effross, 28, RHP, is 1-4, 2.66, with 1 save for the Cubs this season. ERA+ 158. Last year, in his rookie season, he went 2-1, 3.68, ERA+ 118. For his career, 3-5, 2.91, ERA+ 146. (100 is average).

Effross isn’t arbitration eligible until 2025, nor free agent eligible until 2028, so the Yanks have a lot of control over him.

Wesneski, 24, RHP, was 6-7, 3.51 for AAA SWB this year. For his minor league career, 18-14, 3.52.

So, the Yanks got the OF they needed (and who I wanted), got the relief pitcher they needed (he wasn’t on my radar, but I’m ok with it, nice stats). Now to get that starter, preferably their #1 target, Frankie Montas of Oakland.

And, of course, to find a taker for Gallo.

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