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Yankees make official arrival of Giancarlo Stanton traded by Marlins

Yankees make official arrival of Giancarlo Stanton traded by Marlins

The desired slugger of Puerto Rican origin Giancarlo Stanton is now officially a new player for the New York Yankees after confirming the team’s transfer from the Miami Marlins, who will host Dominican second baseman Starlin Castro and two minor league players.

The Yankees, who also gave in exchange for Stanton young Dominican minor league values, right-hander Jorge Guzmán and infielder José Devers, plan to officially present Stanton this afternoon in Orlando, where the Meetings are held. Winters of the Major Leagues.

The 28-year-old Stanton is the current MVP of the National League, leading the majors in home runs (59), RBIs (132) and slugging (.631), in addition to hitting .281 (168) -en-597) with 123 runs, 32 doubles, 85 walks and .376 on-base percentage in 159 games he played for the Marlins.

The new Yankees player earned his second Hank Aaron average in the National League as the best offensive producer (first was in 2014), his second Silver Bat (2014 and 2017) and his fourth All-Star designation (2012 , 2014, 2015 and 2017).

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The Stanton trade marks the second in Major League history that a reigning MVP winner changes teams before the next season begins.

The Yankees were also responsible for the first when on February 16, 2004 they won Alex Rodríguez, who was also the MVP award winner with the Texas Rangers, who received the Dominicans Alfonso Soriano and Joaquín Arias.

The other MVP to change teams in the season after winning the award was Barry Bonds, who did so with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1992 and then came to the San Francisco Giants as a free agent prior to the 2003 season.

While the Marlins host the 27-year-old Castro, who hit .300 (133-for-443) with 66 runs scored, 18 doubles, 1 triple, 16 homers, 63 RBIs, 23 walks and a .338 on-base percentage in 112 games. with the Yankees in 2017.

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He was also named to his first All-Star Game in the American League, his fourth overall designation (2011, 2012, and 2014) with the Chciago Cubs in the National League.

Castro came to the Bronxs Bombers in December 2015 from the Cubs in trade for right-hander Adam Warren and a player to be named later, who was Brendan Ryan.

The Dominican player played two seasons with the team (2016-2017), and averaged .283 (289-in-1,020) with 129 runs scored, 47 doubles, 2 triples, 37 homers, 133 RBIs and 47 walks in 263 games.

The 21-year-old Guzman was 5-3 with a 2.30 ERA (66.2 EL, 51 H, 21 R / 17 ER, 18 BB, 88 K, 4 HR) in 13 starters games with the season Class A team. cuts Staten Island in 2017.

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The right-hander came to the Yankees from the Houston Astros along with right-hander Albert Abreu in a trade for catcher Brian McCann in November 2016.

In three minor league seasons (2015-17), Guzmán was 11-11 with a 3.67 ERA (162.0 EL, 143 H, 90 R / 66 ER, 65 BB, 171 K, 7 HR) in 43 appearances (33 openings).

Devers, 18, was originally signed by the Yankees as an international free agent on July 2, 2016.

The left-handed shortstop made his professional debut in 2017, hitting .245 (45-for-184) with 21 runs scored, 9 doubles, 3 triples, 1 home run, 16 RBIs, 18 walks and 16 stolen bases on 53 combined between the Yankees team of the Dominican Summer League and that of the Gulf Coast League.

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