DONE DEAL: Yankees and Rays Complete a Trade

Here's something you don't see everyday, a trade between two AL East rivals. The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays completed a deal on Thursday that sees the Yankees send first baseman Mike Ford to Tampa in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

Ford was designated for assignment late last week and the Yankees had been talking to several teams about a deal. He's off to a horrible start this season through his first 22 games, as Ford is slashing .133/.278/.283.

The late bloomer enjoyed his best season during his rookie campaign back in 2019, where he recorded 12 HR and a .909 OPS over 50 games. While he's not a marquee name, Ford can be serviceable enough for spot starts and some pop off the bench.

Because of the fact starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow was moved to the 60-day injured list, it allowed the Rays to acquire Ford and slide him on their active roster. More to come from the Yankees who have promised to be busy on the trade market. 

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