Current home run leader Edwin Encarnacion, who the Yanks acquired from the Mariners over the weekend in exchange for minor league pitcher Juan Then and “cash considerations.”
Of course, when it comes to the Yankees, they have so much cash that they have little to consider before they shell it out.
And it’s a good thing because the Mariners are sending over quite a contract with Encarnacion's contract, which includes a $20-million club option with a $5-million buyout for the 2020 season.
Yeah, consider that option picked up.
Meanwhile the Mariners get Then backas the 19-year-old right-hander from the Dominican Republic is returning to the Mariners organization after the Yankees acquired him in 2017.
Hey, could be worse, instead of going back to Seattle he could be going back to the Dominican Republic.
And Yankee tourists are dropping dead there by the handful.
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