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NY Yankees acquire Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino from the Oakland A’s

The NY Yankees have acquired starting pitcher Frankie Montas and reliever Lou Trivino from the Oakland A’s. In exchange, Oakland will receive four prospects: Ken Waldichuk, Luis Medina, JP Sears and Cooper Bowman.

The 29-year-old Montas, 29 is 4–9 with a 3.18 ERA in 19 starts for Oakland this season, a year after making 32 starts with a 3.37 ERA in ’21. Montas is making roughly $5 million this season, and is under club control through the ’23 campaign.  Trivino was Oakland’s primary closer last season but is struggling this season with a 6.47 ERA in 39 outings. He has 45 strikeouts during that span, posting a career-best 12.7 K/9.

Waldichuk, a left-handed pitcher, and Medina, a righty, are both ranked among the top 100 prospects in baseball. Waldichuk, 24, was a fifth-round pick in 2019 and has posted a 2.71 ERA across 17 starts at Double and Triple A. Medina, 23, has posted a 3.38 ERA over 17 starts at Triple A. Sears, 26, has posted a 2.05 ERA across 22 innings for the Yankees this season, his first in the majors. Bowman is a 22-year-old second baseman currently at High A, and was a fourth-round pick in 2021.

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