Yankees Acquire Martin Prado

The Yankees acquired infielder Martin Prado from the Diamondbacks, tweets Jack Curry of the YES Network.  The D’Backs will receive catching prospect Peter O’Brien and a player to be named later or cash considerations and are not contributing cash to the deal, tweets MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert.  The Yankees have now officially announced the deal.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates

Prado, 30, is hitting .270/.317/.370 in 436 plate appearances for Arizona this year while playing mostly third base.  He was a major piece of the January 2013 trade that brought Justin Upton to the Braves.  Shortly after the acquisition, Prado signed a four-year, $40MM extension with the D’Backs.  He has about $3.6MM remaining this year, and $11MM in each of the 2015 and ’16 seasons.

Minutes before this trade, the Yankees acquired Stephen Drew from the Red Sox for Kelly Johnson.  On July 22nd, the Yankees added third baseman Chase Headley.  Drew will play second base, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, while it’s not exactly clear how Prado will be employed.

O’Brien, 24, is hitting .267/.312/.593 with 33 home runs between High-A and Double-A in 413 plate appearances.  Baseball America ranked him 23rd among Yankees prospects prior to the season, praising his power but questioning his defense.


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140 Comments on "Yankees Acquire Martin Prado"


Kyle
1 year 2 days ago

How? Thought deadline ended?

BaseballBeisbol
1 year 2 days ago

It needs to be done by the deadline. Trades often aren’t reported until after.

Mo Vaughn
1 year 2 days ago

They have to be sent into the Commish’s office by 4, but can be announced anytime after.

JacobyWanKenobi
1 year 2 days ago

There’s that right field power bat they’ve needed.

asovermann
1 year 2 days ago

Just going to call sarcasm before someone clueless comes along.

Gregory Eckes
1 year 2 days ago

There is your right handed outfielder

bighiggy
1 year 2 days ago

How many infielders do the yanks need? They got headley drew and prado to go with jeter ryan tex and whoever else. Lot of players.

Gregory Eckes
1 year 2 days ago

Prado can play outfield

Raylan Givens' Stetson
1 year 2 days ago

And Drew can sweep the dugout when everybody else is on the field.

Cill Bosby
1 year 2 days ago

LOL

Justin
1 year 2 days ago

HAHAHAHA!

houmerlin
1 year 2 days ago

That is hilarious!

Raylan Givens' Stetson
1 year 2 days ago

And Drew can sweep the dugout when everybody else is on the field.

JacobyWanKenobi
1 year 2 days ago

Yankees sign FA mad scientist Victor Frankenstein to patch them all together. You’ll see!

Alex
1 year 2 days ago

What! Now that was unexpected.

MB923
1 year 2 days ago

I have to assume Roberts or Ryan is gone. Though they also could send down Wheeler. Still need a RFer.

Since_77
1 year 2 days ago

They could play Prado in right. They had Wheeler out there last weekend.

Triteon
1 year 2 days ago

…for Stephen Drew? That would be sweet.

YankeeFan™
1 year 2 days ago

i Deff love this move

Frittoman626
1 year 2 days ago

Drew and Prado huh, well It’s not like we were gonna compete anyways without Tanaka, Pineda ,and the others…

TySpace
1 year 2 days ago

“NEVER CAN HAVE TOO MANY UTILITY INFIELDERS!” -Brian Cashman, probably.

Joe Morales
1 year 2 days ago

Uh, Headley, Jeter, and Tex have 3/4 of the infield positions. Now Prado and Drew? Where do they expect these Punch-and-Judy hitters to play? Too bad that Byrd trade was not done.

YankeeFan™
1 year 2 days ago

could it be Ryan for Prado ?

Since_77
1 year 2 days ago

I like this move. Prado is a good player, a definite upgrade.

nycsportzfan
1 year 2 days ago

I like it as well. Prado has always been a good hitter. He’s gonna really lengthen the lineup which Headley was starting to do.. Ryan,Roberts,and Wheeler are guys who might be gone now(at least one or 2 of em)

sourbob
1 year 2 days ago

Prado makes a TON of sense for the Yankees. He’s their new RF for the time being and he can take over at 2B or 3B in 2015.

هذا الرجل رهيبة الكبير خليل
1 year 2 days ago

Either Brian Roberts or Ryan will be gone. Maybe even both

JacobyWanKenobi
1 year 2 days ago

I’m hearing it’s O’brien for Prado. My heart is broken. Goodbye.

Frittoman626
1 year 2 days ago

O’brien isn’t anything special. A power bat that makes no contact, no plate discipline, and no sure position. Not a huge loss.

JacobyWanKenobi
1 year 2 days ago

I’m hearing it’s O’brien for Prado. My heart is broken. Goodbye.

StantonLikeMyDaddy
1 year 2 days ago

This trade deadline blows last year’s out of the water.

BitLocker
1 year 2 days ago

Small needed upgrades in defense. Let’s hope their offense gets a boost in NYS.

Since_77
1 year 2 days ago

Best trade the Yankees can make at this point is to trade the 2014 Beltran & Brian Mc Cann for the players they really are on the back of their baseball cards. They have been terrible.

Sean
1 year 2 days ago

Damnit! Why couldn’t you guys just be satisfied with Stephen Drew?? lol Prado made so much sense for the Jays.. oh well