New York Yankees trade Scott Effross for Chicago Cubs rookie relief pitcher

The New York Yankees They have reached an agreement to purchase a right-handed reliever Scott Effross The following are the Chicago CubsAccording to ESPN sources

Sources claim Hayden Wesneski, a right-hander, is heading to the Cubs.

28-year old Effross is a great sidearmer and has had a remarkable rookie season. His 44-inning record of 2.66 ERA, strikeout/walk ratio of greater than 4-to-1, and 2.19 FIP rank him 10th among all pitchers with over 40 innings.

Teams have been focusing on trades for relievers who have multiple years of team control at this deadline. In the case of Effross he won't reach free agency until the 2027 season. The Yankees believe that he will retain his effectiveness, something which evaluators believe is possible despite a fastball of around 90 mph.

Effross's command of his slider and fastball (with a unique changeup), has enabled him to strike out just 11 batters and strike out 50. His greatest strength may be his ability keep the ball in the park. Effross has allowed just two home runs this year after giving up two in a 14⅔-inning stint late last season.

Effross, a 15th round pick from Indiana University in the 2015 draft was able to pitch parts of seven seasons before he made his debut in the Cubs' last season. He was also immediately productive last year, striking out 18 while walking only one.

Wesneski, 24, is 6-7 with a 3.51 ERA in 19 starts for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season. He was selected by the Yankees in the sixth round, 2019 draft from Sam Houston State.

A day after the celebration, the trade of Effross took place. San Francisco GiantsAcquisition of shortstop Dixon MachadoHe was a Cubs minor leaguer. Chicago will be available in the time period before the Aug. 2, trade deadline at 6:pm. ET to move catcher Willson Contreras Assistants and relievers David Robertson Mychal Givens. Outfielder Ian HappDealing with, who still has one year of team control, is possible as well.

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