MLB Trade Rumors | Steve Adams: In a surprising move, the Yankees swapped two potential customers Josh Stowers and Antonio Cabello to the Texas Rangers in exchange for the Rougned Odor fielder, which Rangers were scheduled for an assignment last week, Odor is just 27 years old, although he has entered his eighth season. But it is under contract until the 2022 season (with team options for 2023), although he has not played well over the past few seasons. But second-hand bass is undeniably powerful, with three seasons running HR 30+.Considering the fact that Rangers will pay almost all of his salary, the move looks like a low-risk flyer. Interestingly, the Yankees have turned gold in recent years with Gio Urshela and Mike Tauchman.
To make room for the 40-person roster, the Yankees designated Thai Roestrada as the delegate.
FanGraphs | Devan Fink: Gary Sánchez has been a major conversation topic among writers and baseball fans since last season, and with good reason. His 147 / .253 / .365 was the worst of his career and the worst. In major league baseball Fortunately for the Yankees, however, there is some evidence to suggest he was due because of a positive regression his BABIP of .159 (fourth lowest in baseball) was more than 100 points lower than expected. His bat (refers to the “standard deviation of the player’s angle of fire on the hit ball”, which is well correlated with BABIP).
MLB.com | Sam Dykstra: MLB.com’s Minor League expert ranks that every team in baseball should expect to see their top 10 chances to contribute at a major league level this season. With a start, Deivi García and Clarke Schmidt were expected to start more than a few times as last year’s shorter season and Estevan Florial were close enough to receive a call if depth outside the Yankees was required. Tightly held in the middle (where he voices “Healthy Audience”), along with the Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies and the Minnesota Twins.