The New York Yankees surprised many after they set up a trade with the Seattle Mariners for Edwin Encarnación, since their lineup does not need more power but to start pitching. But the general manager of the bombers, Brian Cashman explained.
ICYMI: GM Yankees Brian Cashman joins the guys to discuss what went into Edwin Incarnation's trade, as well as the decision to send Clint Frazier back to the minors.
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June 17, 2019
Cashman spoke to Joel Sherman of the New York Post and said the following about adding the Dominican to the ranks of the Yankees:
Encarnación can greatly impact our list significantly, even if the offensive is not an area of weakness for us. This will take us to a new level and there is nothing to indicate that we should not do it, so we did.
Encarnacion had gone through several teams during the Major League baseball season as he was traded from the Cleveland Indians to the Tampa Bay Rays and days later moved to the Seattle Mariners where he just moved to the New York Yankees . .
The Dominican scored 21 this season and led 49 races, averaging 0.241.