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Yankees trade Rob Segedin to Dodgers for Tyler Olson and Ronald Torreyes

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The Yankees made a move! It might be completely inconsequential, but it's a move just the same. In a trade of depth for depth, New York sent Rob Segedin and a player to be named later/cash to LA in exchange for left-handed pitcher Tyler Olson and infielder Ronald Torreyes. All three are likely to get invitations to spring training with their new organizations.

Drafted in third round of the 2010 MLB Draft, Segedin was given every chance to succeed for a very long time. He never hit particularly well, leading the organization to try him out at the corner outfields as well as third base, which he probably wasn't very good at to begin with. He remained a fringe prospect until he missed almost all of 2013 after undergoing the same exact hip surgery that Alex Rodriguez had undergone. After returning, there wasn't really much sheen left and now at the age of 27, he's probably getting his last good chance to make the majors with another organization.

As for who the Yankees got back, neither of them were on the Dodgers' 40-man roster. Tyler Olson was actually only in the organization for about a month before going on the move again. He was drafted in 2013 by the Seattle Mariners and spent only three seasons in the minors as a starter before getting the call in 2015. At the age of 25, he had a 5.40 ERA in 11 relief appearances before getting the boot from Seattle in December. Olson is touted for his control (2.5 BB/9) in the minors, and he has a full repertoire of pitches, consisting of a fastball, curveball, sinker, and changeup, but he averages around 88 mph, barely able to break 90. He's probably a fifth starter at the absolute best, but more likely a LOOGY.

Ronald Torreyes has also been on the move a lot. The 22-year-old infielder had a cup of coffee with the Dodgers this year, but he's been with the Reds, Cubs, Astros, Blue Jays, and Dodgers over six professional seasons. He has primarily been a second baseman and a shortstop, but he also has experience at third and even in left field. He's had a surprisingly solid career line of .298/.353/.409 with 22 home runs and almost as many walks as strikeouts (150/160 BB/K) for a utility infielder. With the last spot on the big league bench open, expect Torreyes to get a long look in spring training. He's a right-handed hitter who doesn't seem to take advantage of left-handed hitting, but if he can play the field well, the Yankees might want him to stick around.

The loss of Segedin isn't going to mean anything for the Yankees, but Olson and Torreyes probably won't do much either. The upside is definitely there–trading a 27-year-old non-prospect for a 26-year-old command expert and 22-year-old utility infielder could means something at some point to the 2016 team. Everything is going to have to go right for them, though.