Jabari Blash, who was designated for assignment following the acquisition of Brandon Drury yesterday, has been traded to the Angels. The Yankees will receive a player to be named later or cash considerations for the outfielder.
The 28-year-old came over from San Diego in the Chase Headley trade back in December. With a backlog of outfielders in the Bronx, it was unlikely Blash would have seen any time with the Big League club, so Brian Cashman flipped him.
In a career-high 195 Major League plate appearances last season, Blash hit .213/.333/.341 with five homers and 16 RBI but whiffed 66 times (33.8%). His Minor League numbers are a bit better, slashing .258/.381/.571 with 65 homers in 235 Triple-A games.