Yankees Acquire Alfredo García for Joe Harvey

The Yankees made one move at this trade deadline and it’s not a move anyone wanted to see. All they did was trade to clear a 40-man roster spot, sending righty Joe Harvey to the Colorado Rockies for minor-league lefty Alfredo García.

Harvey had been an up-and-down reliever, making nine appearances to a 4.50 ERA (4.72 FIP) in a mostly mop-up role. He had been extremely valuable to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he racked up nine saves and a 3.12 ERA. He was added to the 40-man roster back in November 2018.

García is a 20-year-old lefty who has pitched in Short- and Low-A for the Rockies organization this year. The stats aren’t super pretty, as he’s got a 6.00 ERA but 10.5 strikeouts per 9 innings. It’s unclear at this point where García will be assigned once he reports.

The Yankees have worked with Colorado recently, having traded lefty Phillip Diehl to the Rockies for Mike Tauchman toward the end of Spring Training. That deal proved fruitful for the Yankees as they’ve managed to get Tauchman’s strong hitting numbers from Triple-A to translate to the big leagues.

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