Yankees trade Manny Banuelos to the Braves for a pair of pitchers
Jack Curry of the YES Network reports that the Yankees have traded pitcher Manny Banuelos to the Braves for pitchers David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve.
Banuelos, 23, signed with the Yankees in 2008 and was a consensus top prospect entering the 2011 and ’12 seasons. He missed all of the 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow in October 2012, and hasn’t posted great results since. This past season, he compiled a 4.11 ERA with a 71/31 K/BB ratio in 76 2/3 innings between Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton, and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Carpenter, 29, is entering his first year of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander has been a reliable reliever for the Braves over the last two seasons, posting a 2.63 ERA with a 141/36 K/BB ratio in 126 2/3 innings.
Shreve, 24, made his major league debut for the Braves in July, enjoying a stint of a week and a half in the show. He returned in September when rosters expanded, finishing the year with a 0.73 ERA and a 15/3 K/BB ratio in 12 1/3 innings. In the minors, where he spent most of his season, Shreve owned a 2.67 ERA and an 87/12 K/BB ratio in 64 innings, most of which came with Double-A Mississippi.