Monday, June 5, 2017

MLB news: pair of minor league trades occur


     Minor league trades in the MLB occur very often. And usually the only thing a team acquires is a player to be named later or cash considerations. And that's happened twice today.

     First, the Milwaukee Brewers acquired minors league INF Yeison Coca from the Boston Red Sox to complete a trade from December. The Red Sox acquired RHP Tyler Thornburg and the Brewers got 3B Travis Shaw and now Coca. Coca, 18, hit over .300 with 12 steals in the Dominican Summer League last year.

     The other trade involved a former MLB player INF Ruben Tejada was traded from the New York Yankees to the Baltimore Orioles for cash. He was assigned to Norfolk (AAA). Tejada, 27, hasn't played in the majors this year. He has a career .252 batting average with 10 homers, 153 RBIs and 16 steals in 1997 ABs for the New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants.

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