The Yankees made a minor move just before today’s trade deadline, sending right-handed reliever Joe Harvey to the Rockies in exchange for left-handed pitching prospect Alredo Garcia. For now, that is understood to be the extent of their deadline-day dealings.
Harvey, 27, appeared in nine games for New York this year, and didn’t look out of place. He allowed five earned runs in ten innings with 11 strikeouts. He maintained a 3.12 ERA in 26 innings with Scranton, striking out 38 batters in the process.
Garcia is a 19-year-old left-hander who was previously with the Rockies’ Low-A club, the Asheville Tourists. He owns a 6.00 ERA in 105 minor-league innings this season. He’s struck out 123 batters compared to 45 walks.
It was rumored the Yankees could have a quiet day, but I’m not sure any of us anticipated it being this quiet. This year’s deadline was an odd one, with a few contending teams seemingly reluctant to make any splashes, but the Yankees’ overwhelming reticence still sticks out. Some AL rivals, such as the Rays, Athletics, and most notably the Astros with the Zack Greinke trade, got better today. The Yankees did not.
We’ll have more coverage of the action, or lack thereof, in the days to come. Until then, thanks for following along with us through the trade season.