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Yankees trade for J.A. Happ

Sara Civian
July 26, 2018 - 3:44 pm
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The Yankees have made another trade, acquiring starting pitcher J.A. Happ from the Blue Jays. 

MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported the Yankees will send third baseman Brandon Drury and Triple-A outfielder Billy McKinney to Toronto for the 35-year-old southpaw, which the team has since confirmed.

This is the fourth time Happ has been traded at the deadline in his 12-year career. Though he's allowed at least five runs in three of his last four outings, Happ is 10-6 with a 4.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 130 strikeouts in 114 innings this season. 

This is the second big move in less than two days for Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. He snagged closer Zach Britton in exchange for a package of prospects from Baltimore Tuesday.

The Happ acquisition comes right after the Red Sox traded for Nathan Eovaldi Wednesday. 

Happ has a 0.84 ERA in two starts against the Red Sox this season -- he did give up five runs in 3 2/3 innings in his last start against them on July 12, but technically none of them were earned. He's 7-4 with a 2.98 ERA all-time against the Red Sox.

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