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.