Friday, November 19, 2010

Juan Miranda To D-Backs

The Yankees sent first baseman/DH Juan Miranda to the Arizona Diamondbacks for 19 year-old minor league RHP Scott Allen. This was obviously the "small" move Brian Cashman spoke of earlier this week.

In 33 games with the Yankees last season, Miranda posted a .219 AVG with 3 HRs and 10 RBIs. He played in 46 games with the team overall from 2008-2010, sporting a .253 AVG with 4 HRs and 14 RBIs.

A native of Cuba, Miranda defected in 2004 and was signed as a free-agent by the Yankees in 2006. With the signing of Mark Teixeira and the recent announcement that Jorge Posada would become the DH next season, the Yankees had little use for Miranda, who was out of player options; had he not made the team out of Spring Training, the Yankees would have risked losing him for nothing.

Allen, who piched for Diamondbacks affiliate Single-A South Bend, went 4-4 with a 4.73 ERA in 16 starts. Over the 16 games, he pitched 78 innings, striking out 79 batters and walking 22. Sometime during the season, he pitched 14 consecutive shutout innings. He was the Diamondbacks 11th-round pick in the 2009 First-Player Draft from Lyman High School in Florida.

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