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Yankees acquire catcher Jose Trevino from Rangers in three-player deal

The New York Yankees made a trade on Saturday.

The team acquired catcher Jose Trevino from the Texas Rangers in exchange for right-handed pitcher Albert Abreu and left-handed pitcher Robert Ahlstrom.

With Ben Rortvedt still recovering from a right oblique strain, Trevino will likely be Kyle Higashioka’s backup to begin the season.

Trevino slashed .239/.267/.340 with five homers and 30 RBIs in 89 games for Texas last season. The 29-year-old is mostly known for his defense and is an excellent pitch framer.

Abreu, 26, was out of minor-league options, meaning he would have to pass through waivers to go to Triple-A so that certainly factored into New York’s decision to include him in the trade.

Ahlstrom, 22, was the Yankees seventh-round pick in the 2021 MLB Draft.

The Yankees have now traded for two backup catchers in the last three weeks as the team acquired Rortvedt from the Minnesota Twins.