The Yankees transfer Lucas Luetge to the Braves in exchange for two minor leaguers

The Yankees transfer Lucas Luetge to the Braves in exchange for two minor leaguers

The Yankees will not be left empty-handed by releasing Lucas Luetge.

After designating Luetge for assignment last week to create room for Tommy Kahnle on the 40-man roster, the Yankees traded the veteran reliever to the Braves for minor league infielder Caleb Durbin and right-handed reliever Indigo Diaz on Wednesday.

MLB.com listed Diaz, 24, as the Braves’ No. 23 prospect in a system that has been substantially reduced by recent blockbuster trades. The Michigan State product recorded a 3.09 ERA with 63 strikeouts and 31 walks in 49 2/3 innings in Double-A last year.

MLB.com did not list 22-year-old Durbin among the Braves’ top 30 prospects for the 2018 season. He spent the year between Single-A and High-A, batting.241 with 31 steals and a.721 OPS. He began games at second base, third base, and shortstop.

After being out of the majors since 2015, Luetge, a 35-year-old left-handed reliever, was a valuable arm for the Yankees over the course of two seasons with a 2.62 ERA in 129 2/3 innings.

 

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