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SportYankees’ Brian Cashman explains decision to trade for Edwin Encarnacion, demote Clint Frazier

01:20  18 june  2019
01:20  18 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

MLB trade rumors: Yankees acquire Edwin Encarnacion from Mariners

MLB trade rumors: Yankees acquire Edwin Encarnacion from Mariners This is the second big trade the Yankees have done with the Mariners in 2019.

Edwin Encarnacion gives the Yankees a lineup logjam that manager Aaron Boone will have to solve, and the hulking first baseman doesn't solve their starting pitching woes. Still, the move makes the Yankees a veritable home run factory at a low cost and greatly impacts the AL playoff race.

Edwin Encarnacion leads the American League in home runs this season, with 21 entering Instead, Cashman bolstered a known asset — home run power — in acquiring Edwin Encarnacion from the To make room for Encarnacion , Clint Frazier was sent down to Class AAA after Sunday’s game in

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Brian Cashman continues to look for ways to improve the Yankees' roster.

When healthy, New York’s lineup is one of the best in baseball. But, Cashman, the team’s longtime general manager, acquired slugger Edwin Encarnacion from the Mariners last weekend in exchange for prospect Juan Then and cash considerations.

Cashman explained why he made the trade during an interview Monday with the New York Post.

“Encarnacion can impact our roster in a significant way even though (offense was) not an area of weakness,” Cashman said. “It drives that level to an even higher level and it was not cost prohibitive, so we did it.

Yankees’ Clint Frazier calls demotion to Triple-A 'a tough pill to swallow'

Yankees’ Clint Frazier calls demotion to Triple-A 'a tough pill to swallow' "It's a tough pill to swallow," Frazier said. "It's never fun, especially with how much I've felt like I've contributed to this team.” Clint Frazier: It’s a tough pill to swallow. It’s never fun, especially with how much I felt like I’ve contributed to the team this year. pic.twitter.com/V3lxQ9f5EQ— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 16, 2019 Frazier is slashing .283/.330/.513 with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs in 53 games with New York this season. But, he has struggled defensively in the outfield.

When the Yankees made the decision to trade for Edwin Encarnacion it became obvious that a highly regarded player would be exiting the Bronx. In the end, Clint Frazier became the outfielder to pay the price for New York’s overcrowding in the outfield. Encarnacion is expected to be an active

The Yankees sent down outfielder Clint Frazier with slugger Edwin Encarnacion expected to join the team With designated hitter/first baseman Edwin Encarnacion expected to join the Yankees on Frazier ’s future: With the July 31 trade deadline approaching, the Yankees are going to need pitching.

“Our job is to find ways to improve the club and there are many ways to do it.”

New York demoted outfielder Clint Frazier to make room on the roster for Encarnacion, who has hit an American League leading 21 home runs in 2019.

Frazier is slashing .283/.330/.513 with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs in 53 games with New York this season.

“This is the reality of things,” Frazier told reporters about his demotion Sunday. “Guess I'm facing reality right now. It's a tough pill to swallow. It's never fun, especially with how much I've felt like I've contributed to this team.”

The Yankees have been decimated by injuries so far in 2019, however, they’re set to get some reinforcements back soon. Outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton both recently played in rehab games.

“There are a lot of inquiries if this was a chess move to set up an easier lane to trade Frazier,” Cashman said. “It was a simple roster improvement (to add Encarnacion). (Frazier) was going to Triple-A when our guys got healthy and there was no spot for him. He has impacted us in a positive way, we are happy with his progression.”

The Yankees are reportedly exploring the market for a starting pitcher and have already spoken with the Blue Jays about a potential deal for Marcus Stroman.

New York entered play Monday in first place of the AL East with a 43-27 record.

Yankees trade rumors: New York will only move Clint Frazier for pitcher with ‘multiple years of control’.
New York is not planning to trade Frazier in exchange for a player under contract for less than two seasons, according to a report from Fox.

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