Yankees Trade Abraham Almonte For Shawn Kelley

The Yankees have agreed to trade outfield prospect Abraham Almonte to the Mariners for reliever Shawn Kelley. Kelley, a right hander, pitched to a 3.25 ERA and 3.55 FIP in 44.1 IP last season. He is a fastball/slider pitcher that throws low to mid 90’s. His 23.7 K% in 2012 was a career high for the 28 year old. The organization didn’t have much use for Almonte with their minor league depth in the outfield, and this looks like a very good deal for the Yankees.

According to Buster Olney, Kelley does have a minor league option left. With the depth of the current bullpen, chances are that Kelley at least begins the season in Triple-A.

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2 thoughts on “Yankees Trade Abraham Almonte For Shawn Kelley

  1. Almonte wasn’t on the 40 man so there’s got to be another move to make room on the 40 man roster for this guy. DFA Rondon?

  2. I see they put A-Rod on the 60 Day DL. I didn’t realize that they could do that this early.