The New York Yankees have traded left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for right-handed reliever David Carpenter and left-handed reliever Chasen Shreve. The deal was first reported by Jack Curry of the Yes Network.
Yankees have traded Manny Banuelos to the Braves for RH reliever David Carpenter and LHR Chasen Shreve.
— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) January 1, 2015
Banuelos, 23, signed with the Yankees in 2008 and was considered a top prospect in 2011 and 2012 before undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow in Oct 2012. He missed all of the 2013 season. Banuelos has a career 3.29 ERA in 446 minor-league innings.
Banuelos was part of the “Killer B’s” along with Dellin Betances and Andrew Brackman. Brackman also had Tommy John surgery and is now out of baseball. Betances has solidified himself as a late-inning reliever for the Yankees.
Carpenter, 29, was 6-4 with a 3.54 ERA in 61 innings for the Braves in 2014. In four major league seasons, Carpenter has a 3.62 ERA in 186.2 innings. He will replace Shawn Kelley in the Yankees bullpen. Kelley was traded to the San Diego Padres earlier in the week.
Shreve, 24, made his major league debut in July for a week and a half and then was recalled in September when rosters expanded. In 12 1/3 major league innings, Shreve had a 0.73 ERA. He had a 2.67 ERA in 64 minor league innings in 2014. He will give manager Joe Girardi another left-handed option for the bullpen, along with Andrew Miller, Justin Wilson and Jacob Lindgren.