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Yanks trade ex-top possibility Florial to Guardians

Yankees trade OF Estevan Florial to Guardians for P Cody Morris

  • Associated Press

Dec 26, 2023, 01:27 PM ET

NEW YORK CITY– The Yankees traded previous leading possibility Estevan Florial to the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday, getting right-hander Cody Morris for the outfielder.

Florial, 26, signed with the Yankees in 2015 and was ranked their leading possibility in 2019 by MLB.com before dropping to 6th in 2020, 10th in 2021 and 30th in 2022.

He made his major league launching in August 2020 and has actually played in simply 48 big league video games over 4 seasons, striking.209 with 1 homer, 11 RBIs and 6 taken bases.

Florial batted.230 with 8 RBIs and 3 takes in 19 video games for the Yankees this year while striking.284 with 28 homers, 79 RBIs and 25 taken bases in 101 video games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Morris, 27, made his major league launching in September 2022 and had a 6.75 ERA in 6 looks with the Guardians this year, starting out 9 and strolling 6 in 8 innings. He balanced 95.2 miles per hour with his fastball in the majors, likewise tossing a cutter, a curveball and a changeup.

Morris was 2-1 with a 3.23 ERA in 4 starts and 17 relief looks for Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron this year, setting out 56 and strolling 27 in 39 innings.

New york city appeared to have an excess of outfielders after getting Juan Soto and Trent Grisham from San Diego and Alex Verdugo from Boston. The Yankees traded right-handers Michael King, Jhony Brito, Randy Vasquez and Drew Thorpe to the Padres in the Soto swap, together with catcher Kyle Higashioka.

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