Photo by Jayne Hansen
The New York Yankees today announced they have acquired right-handed pitchers Albert Abreu (pictured above) and Jorge Guzman from the Houston Astros in exchange for catcher Brian McCann and cash considerations.
Abreu, 21, was 3-8 with a 3.72 ERA (101.2IP, 74H, 47R/42ER, 58BB, 115K, 7HR) in 24 games (16 starts) with Single-A Quad Cities and Single-A Lancaster in 2016, allowing just 6.55 H/9.0IP and averaging 10.18 K/9.0IP. He played the majority of his season with Quad Cities before making his final three appearances (two starts) with High-A Lancaster.
Guzman, 20, combined with the GCL Astros and Rookie-level Greeneville to go 3-4 with a 4.05 ERA (40.0IP, 29H, 22R/18ER, 17BB, 54K, 1HR) in 13 games (eight starts) in 2016. He held opponents to a .196 (29-for-148) batting average, including a .154 (8-for-52) mark against left-handed hitters.