Who the Yankees got
It’s no secret the Yankees need to boost the starting rotation as much as possible as they try and chase down the Red Sox in the AL East, and work on separating themselves from the rest of the field for the first AL wild card spot. They added a starter today by getting Lance Lynn from the Twins.
Throughout his career Lynn has been pretty good, but he is currently in the middle of the worst season of his career. He is 7-8 with a 5.10 ERA and a big reason for that is his lack of control. His career-high in walks is 78 and that was last season in 186.1 innings. Well this season he has already walked 62 hitters in 102.1 innings.
He could be a nice pickup for the Yankees, but he will need to regain his old form for him to really help out his new team.
Who the Twins got
Infielder Tyler Austin and right-handed pitcher Luis Rijo.
Tyler Austin should be a pretty nice pickup for Minnesota. He was a highly-thought of prospect before making it to the majors, but he has struggled at the major league level and it’s understandable because he hasn’t gotten consistent at-bats at the major league level (244 in three seasons). In Minnesota he should start getting regular at-bats and then we’ll be able to get a real feel for what kind of player he can be.
Rijo is only 19-years old and he has yet to really progress through the minor leagues at all, making it pretty hard to get a feel for what kind of player he can be. He does however have good numbers at the levels he’s been at.