ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Yankees’ bullpen shake-up continued following Tuesday’s 4-3 win over the Rays, as they despatched left-hander Justin Wilson and right-hander Luis Cessa to the Reds in trade for a participant to be named later.
The transfer frees up cash upfront of Thursday’s commerce deadline. Wilson is making $2.85 million this season and Cessa $1.05 million, in line with Spotrac.com.
The Yankees had been lower than $1 million below the $210 million luxurious tax threshold, so this might enable them so as to add payroll elsewhere and nonetheless stay below the brink.
It got here a day after the Yankees traded a pair of minor leaguers for Pittsburgh right-hander Clay Holmes, who’s making $685,000.
Wilson struggled in his second stint with the Yankees after signing with them within the offseason. He allowed 5 homers in simply 18 innings and had a 7.50 ERA. Cessa, although, is within the midst of his finest season within the majors and supplied worthwhile innings this yr.
Now, a taxed bullpen has much more query marks — though there are undoubtedly extra strikes to come back quickly.
https://nypost.com/2021/07/28/yankees-trade-luis-cessa-and-justin-wilson-to-reds/ | Yankees commerce Luis Cessa and Justin Wilson to Reds