The New York Yankees announced Friday that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Justin Lange from the San Diego Padres in exchange for first baseman Luke Voit.
Lange, 20, was the No. 34 overall draft pick in 2020. He appeared in just nine rookie ball games for the Padres last year, posting a 6.95 ERA with 29 strikeouts and 15 walks in 22 innings. MLB Pipeline ranked Lange as the Padres’ No. 8 overall prospect. Baseball America had him at No. 16 in San Diego’s organization.
Voit, 31, has hit .267/.357/.510 with 187 runs, 47 doubles, 2 triples, 73 home runs, 203RBI and 133 walks in 351 career games over parts of five Major League seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals (2017-18) and the Yankees (2018-21).
The Yankees 40-man roster now stands at 39.