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Giants trade veteran catcher Brantly to Yankees for cash

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As many fans hoped, the Giants and New York Yankees made a trade. No, Clint Frazier was not involved. 

The Giants on Wednesday morning dealt catcher Rob Brantly to the Yankees in exchange for cash considerations. Brantly, who was part of the Opening Day roster, was designated for assignment earlier this season and had been at the alternate camp in Sacramento. 

Brantly competed with Tyler Heineman for the backup job in spring training, but both made the team when Buster Posey opted out in early July. When Chadwick Tromp's hamstring got healthy, though, he took Brantly's spot. The veteran left-handed hitter was just 0-for-3.

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The Giants called up Joey Bart last week and like what Tromp has given them. They still have Heineman and Chris Herrman as part of their 60-man player pool and Aramis Garcia is working his way back from hip surgery. 

The trade deadline is next Monday. While the Giants once looked like one of the few true sellers, they have won seven in a row.