MLB Rumors: Yankees Set To Acquire Edwin Encarnacion From Mariners

Seattle Mariners’ J.P. Crawford celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Thursday

OK, it was kind of a fair question after the Mariners completed a deal late Saturday that sent first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnación to the Yankees for minor-league reliever Juan Then. He has missed Seattle's last three games because of back soreness.

ESPN's Jeff Passan reported the trade first. He is batting.241/.356/.531 this season.

Encarnacion leads the AL with 21 home runs, so he certainly will provide a boost to the AL East-leading Yankees.

The 36-year-old carries a $20 million base salary this season and NY will hold a $20M club option for 2020 or can exercise a $5 million buyout. In his 15th season, he has hit 401 home runs during a career that also included stints with the Cincinnati Reds and Toronto Blue Jays.


He will join a crowded DH market in NY.

NY picked up the big bat from Seattle for right-handed pitcher Juan Then and cash considerations. The 19-year-old is rated as New York's No. 27 prospect by MLB Pipeline and projects as a future back-end starter if he develops.

The move may leave many fans scratching their heads in the short term, as the Yankees are set to add both Stanton and Judge to their potent lineup as early as Tuesday.

Related News:

  • Jets trade Trouba to Rangers for Pionk, 1st-rounder

    Jets trade Trouba to Rangers for Pionk, 1st-rounder

    Pionk is also a restricted free agent but will cost less than the more-established Trouba. For teams that want to address their defense, options are running out quickly.
    Protesters flood streets in Hong Kong despite controversial bill's suspension

    Protesters flood streets in Hong Kong despite controversial bill's suspension

    The estimate has not been independently verified but if confirmed it would be the largest demonstration in Hong Kong's history. Lam stopped short of explicitly killing the bill, but the official said the postponement meant it was effectively dead.
    Google Leaks its Pixel 4 Design

    Google Leaks its Pixel 4 Design

    By releasing the image ahead of the announcement, Google can later claim the company didn't follow the design of the next iPhone. This has quickly become the new expected norm in the industry, featuring on Samsung , OnePlus and Huawei flagship smartphones.
  • Fernando Alonso’s Toyota team claim victory in race

    Fernando Alonso’s Toyota team claim victory in race

    The number eight crew had needed only a top-seven finish to be sure of the title, with the number seven vehicle their sole rivals. The sister Jackie Chan DC Racing vehicle failed to finish after suffering a gearbox failure while running inside the top five.
    Woodland Nabs First Major Win at U.S. Open

    Woodland Nabs First Major Win at U.S. Open

    Woodland's run had the feel of one of those events that the Granada could've put on its big screen and drawn a packed house. But he did make a different kind of history Sunday, becoming the first player to shoot five consecutive U.S.

    Family Alleges Brutality After Being Held at Gunpoint Outside Phoenix store

    The claim said one of the officers profanely told Ames in front of his children that he was going to shoot him in the face. He left out that he grabbed Harper and her baby by their arms and tried to pry the child from Harper's arms.
  • Australia v Sri Lanka in Numbers

    Australia v Sri Lanka in Numbers

    Before the match against Australia , Sri Lanka team manager Ashantha de Mel had slammed the ICC for "step-motherly" treatment. Australia have three of the top five runscorers in the tournament in Finch, Warner and Smith.
    Full ‘Strawberry Moon’ To Take Over Sky This Weekend

    Full ‘Strawberry Moon’ To Take Over Sky This Weekend

    About once every 20 years the Strawberry moon falls the same time as the summer solstice - on June 20, 21, or 22. Whether it's strawberries or honey, the moon is definitely in place to set a sweet tone for the summer.
    Marc Thiessen: Trump's strategy in US-Mexico immigration deal worked

    Marc Thiessen: Trump's strategy in US-Mexico immigration deal worked

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement is detaining more than 52,000 people, but is budgeted for only 45,000. Here are a few things to know. "He'll be a border czar, reporting directly to me".
  • Germany, UK warn Iran over enrichment threat; European Union  takes wait-and-see approach

    Germany, UK warn Iran over enrichment threat; European Union takes wait-and-see approach

    Kamalvandi accused Europeans of "killing time" as the clock runs down. "For now, Iran remains within its nuclear commitments". Tehran previously gave the European Union an ultimatum to help guard against USA sanctions.
    Sec. Pompeo: 'Unmistakable' That Iran Behind Tanker Attacks

    Sec. Pompeo: 'Unmistakable' That Iran Behind Tanker Attacks

    He also tied Iran to a drone attack by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels on a crucial Saudi oil pipeline around the same time. Washington's stated aim is to drive Iranian oil exports, the mainstay of its economy, to zero.
    Trump Accuses New York Times Of Committing 'Virtual Act Of Treason'

    Trump Accuses New York Times Of Committing 'Virtual Act Of Treason'

    Current and former officials tell the Times the U.S. has put reconnaissance probes into the Russian grid since at least 2012. In a tweet blast Saturday night, the president called the news outlet "desperate for a story, any story".


Most liked

O'Rourke, Warren, and Sanders Trail Biden in Tight Texas Primary
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren's support among Democratic primary voters has grown in the last three months, according to poll.

Three more people quarantined in suspected Ebola case
Global public health experts have consistently urged the World Health Organization to declare an Ebola emergency in the Congo. The WHO said Uganda had also vaccinated almost 4,700 health workers in 165 health facilities.

India magician disappears in river after Houdini trick
A decade ago, Lahiri had also declared that he would walk on the river but had to retreat when his act went wrong. A stuntman famed for his underwater showpieces is feared dead after he failed to emerge from a river .

Bangladesh win toss, opt to field first against West Indies
Tamim, who hit over 30 for the first time in the tournament, and Soumya Sarkar had taken the score to 50 in the ninth over. Soumya was dismissed for 29 when he scooped Andre Russell to Chris Gayle in the slips.

Indian doctors go on strike over violence from patients and families
In a show of solidarity, medical practitioners across the country chose not to work, leaving patients in the lurch. The Calcutta High Court had, on Friday, refused to pass any interim order on the strike by the junior doctors.

Chris Morris credits South Africa coach Gibson for his improved bowling
But it's important that other young spinners in South Africa get more games'. "I really enjoyed that, really pleased", said Tahir. It was important for South Africa not only to win but to do so emphatically and they did just that against Afghanistan .

Egypt's Former President Mohamed Morsi Dies of a Heart Attack in Court
The military-led by now President Abdel Fattah el Sisi ousted Morsi in 2013 after massive protests. Rights groups have side its poor conditions fall far below Egyptian and global standards.

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi dies in court
Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi has died suddenly following a court appearance, according to Egyptian state television . Several hundred innocent civilians were brutally killed by the army immediately after the coup had ousted Morsi.

Fortbyte #49 is Found in Trog’s Cave
For those just jumping into Season 9, the Fortbyte system is a slew of daily challenges spanning the entirety of Season 9. Here's the location where players can find today's new Fortbyte , Fortbyte 49 - Found in Trog's Ice Cave .

PSG Ready To Cash In On Neymar
The French champions' president also expressed his certainty that the Mbappe will still be at Parc des Princes next campaign. During his two years in Paris, Mbappe has featured 87 times, in which he has scored 60 and assisted 32.

Fred VanVleet: 'Nothing More That We Can Do' to Recruit Kawhi Leonard
He has relentlessly fended off questions about his intentions as a free agent, saying he was focused on winning the championship. You can check out some clips from today's festivities thus far, as well as the live stream video embedded below.

Nigeria Get Africa's First Win At 2019 Women's World Cup
Nigeria vs South Korea will take place on June 12, 2019 (Tuesday), at the Stade des Alpes Stadium in Grenoble, France . Where can individuals stream Nigeria vs South Korea? What TV channel is Nigeria vs South Korea on?

Oil prices climb after tanker attacks stoke Middle East tensions
Calling for "de-escalation", Hunt said he was "absolutely clear" that Washington wanted the situation to end in negotiations. The statements from Pompeo are "not convincing", a Japanese government source said Sunday, according to Kyodo News.

FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After 1 Death
In an interview, the director did not specify exactly how many trials would be suspended, but stated that it was "not just a few". They also warned patients that the procedure can be risky and reminded them that it has not been approved by the agency yet.

India notch seventh World Cup triumph over Pakistan
But a quickfire stand of 98 with Kohli ended when Sharma, trying a needlessly extravagant scoop, flicked Hasan to short fine leg. He missed an attempted hook shot off Mohammad Amir but walked off, believing he'd edged the ball behind to the wicketkeeper.