Following the New York Yankees slow start, the team announced on Tuesday that it had made a trade.
According to Jack Curry of YES Network, the Yankees traded OF Mike Tauchman to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for LHP Wandy Peralta and a player to be named later.
Yankees have traded Mike Tauchman to the SF Giants for Wandy Peralta, a lefty reliever
— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) April 27, 2021
The trade comes as a shock to many, as Tauchman was one of the few players showing life during the Yankees recent cold stretch, which featured a few impactful pinch running appearances. In a mere 14 at-bats this season, Tauchman hit .214/.267/.286; Tauchman also proved he was an asset when he hit .242/.342/.305 in 95 at-bats last season.
Peralta, a hard throwing lefty who has spent his six-year career with the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds, pitched 8.1 innings this season, going 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA. Peralta is coming off a strong 2020 campaign, going 1-1 with a 3.29 ERA in 27.1 innings pitched.
Prior to tonights game, the Yankees have also called up INF/OF Tyler Wade from the alternate site to take Tauchman’s spot on the roster.