The New York Yankees continue to dismantle themselves and this Monday they sent veteran Puerto Rican star Carlos Beltrán to the Texas Rangers in a trade for Minor League pitcher Dillon Tate.
Beltran, 39, is likely to serve as Texas’ designated hitter for the final stretch of this season, although he could also play in the outfield.
The Rangers need solutions for the DH job due to the injury of slugger Prince Fielder, who will miss the rest of the season.
This season, Beltrán is batting .304 on average with 22 home runs and 64 RBIs.
The Yankees had already thrown in the towel last week when they sent Cuban closer Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs and fellow reliever Andrew Miller to the Cleveland Indians.
On their side, the Rangers are in first place in the American League West Division, six games ahead of the Houston Astros.
The Texans also received wide receiver Jonathan Lucroy from the Milwaukee Brewers.
Lucroy, who had vetoed a trade with the Cleveland Indians and is considered one of the best masked men in the Majors, is batting .299 with 13 home runs and 50 RBIs.
Other names in trade rumors include star lefty Chris Sale (White Sox) and Colombian pitcher José Quintana (White Sox). (AFP).