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Yankees acquire Rob Brantly from the San Francisco Giants

Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is just a few days away. As the August 31st deadline approaches, the New York Yankees have been active on the trade market.

On Wednesday, the Bronx Bombers announced that they have made a trade.

The club announced that they have acquired catcher Rob Brantly from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for cash considerations. Brantly has been added to the Yankees 60-man roster, and is assigned to the team’s Alternate Site.

Brantly was selected in the third round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft by the Detroit Tigers. The 31-year-old made his MLB debut with the Miami Marlins back in 2012, and has seen big league time with the Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and the San Francisco Giants since.

Over 127 big league games (432 plate appearances), the left-handed hitting catcher has posted a slash line of .228/.292/.330. Although he doesn’t have a ton of Major League experience, the veteran catcher has been in professional baseball for 10 seasons, and will likely serve as an additional depth piece at the catcher position for the Yankees.

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, expect the Yankees to be active. No deals are guaranteed, but expect Brian Cashman to explore every possible option to help put his team in the best position to win a World Series championship in 2020.

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