Yankees Acquire Germen in Crosstown Swap

The New York Mets have traded relief pitcher Gonzalez Germen to the New York Yankees for cash considerations, the teams announced Friday through official press releases. Germen, 27, has a 1-2 career record in 54 games over two seasons. He had been designated for assignment on Monday  when the signing of outfielder John Mayberry Jr. became official.

The chances of Germen sticking on the Yankees’ 40 man roster are slim, as the roster is at full capacity following Friday’s trade with the Miami Marlins, where pitcher Nathan Eovaldi was shipped to New York. On the Mets side, the move could possibly open the door for lefty reliever Sean Gilmartin to make the team, as the 24 year-old had been selected from the Twins in last week’s Rule 5 Draft, and was welcomed with a full roster.

The deal was the 15th of it’s kind between the Mets and Yankees, and the first since 2004 when pitcher Mike Stanton was sent to the Bronx in exchange for Felix Heredia.

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