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Yankees acquire reliever Scott Effross in trade with Cubs

The New York Yankees made a move to strengthen their bullpen on Monday afternoon.

The team acquired right-handed reliever Scott Effross from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for New York’s No. 7 prospect right-handed starting pitcher Hayden Wesneski.

Effross, 28, is a rookie with five more years of club control and has been fantastic this season. He has pitched to a 2.66 ERA with 50 strikeouts over 44 innings.


His 47 appearances are tied for the second-most in the Majors, and he’s held opponents to a .220/.267/.299 (36-for-164) slash line this season, including a .132/.220/.245 (7-for-53) mark vs. left-handers.

Wesneski, 24, went 6-7 with a 3.51 ERA in 19 starts with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season. Over three Minor League seasons in the Yankees’ organization, he went 18-14 with a 3.52 ERA.



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