We’re less than 24 hours away from the trade deadline, and the Yankees evidently aren’t done clearing out the bullpen. According to Ken Rosenthal, they’ve agreed to trade Adam Warren to the Seattle Mariners. The Yankees will receive international bonus pool money as part of the deal. It’s unclear if any players will be sent to New York. This is a bit of a head-scratcher since the two teams could very well meet up for the Wild Card Game, then again he hasn’t pitched well recently.
Warren, 30, has been serviceable this year, pitching to a 2.70 ERA with a 3.30 FIP. He’s logged 30 innings around a back injury and posted some pretty interesting peripherals. His 11.10 K/9 rate is well above his career norms, while his 35.9% groundball rate stands far below it. It’s been an odd year for the right-hander, that’s for sure.
The Yankees drafted Warren with their fourth round pick back in 2009. He made his big league debut with a spot start in 2012 before carving out a successful role in the bullpen. The Bombers traded Warren to the Cubs in December 2015 to land Starlin Castro, only to reacquire him in July 2016 with the second Aroldis Chapman trade.
We’ll have more on this as it develops. Stay tuned.