Yankees Send Tyler Webb to Milwaukee for Garrett Cooper

The Yankees got a promising prospect at first base by trading away Tyler Webb

The Milwaukee Brewers acquried left-handed relief pitcher Tyler Webb from the New York Yankees in a trade on Thursday. No word yet on the return for NY.

Webb has spent most of this season at Triple (A) Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 3-1 with a 3.24 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 33 1/3 innings.

Webb pitched twice against the Brewers last weekend in NY and seven times for the Yankees this season, posting a 4.50 ERA over six innings.

Joel Sherman reports that 1B/OF prospect Garrett Cooper will be heading to NY to complete the deal.

Going to NY is a great opportunity for the 26-year-old, as the Yankees are badly in need of a first baseman while they wait for Greg Bird to return from the disabled list.

Cooper, 26, was selected by Milwaukee in the sixth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Both players are in Triple-A at the time of the deal. The 26 year-old was previously selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates this winter in the Rule V Draft during the 2016 Winter Meetings in Washington D.C.

In seven appearances for the Yankees this season, Webb tossed six innings, and permitted three runs (all earned) on three hits. After being acquired by Pittsburgh in this past winter's Rule 5 Draft, he was returned to NY on April 1. In 446 games over five minor league seasons, he owns a.305 career batting average (474-for-1,552) with 220R, 115 doubles, 44HR and 267RBI.



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