"A source with knowledge of the situation said the Nationals traded reliever Jonathan Albaladejo to the New York Yankees in exchange for right-hander Tyler Clippard, pending physical examinations of both players. The 22-year-old, who went 3-1 with a 6.33 ERA filling in for the Yankees this year, has a 3.52 ERA over five minor league seasons. He should immediately be a contender for Washington's rotation. Bowden did not return messages seeking comment on the deal. " Source-Washington Post
Seems like a good trade for both sides. Clippard had become a forgotten man in the Yankees organization, and could have a chance to compete for a starting spot with the Nats. Albaladejo is a big (6-5, 250) young guy (25) who had a great debut last September, with a 1.88 ERA in 14.1 innings. He is a much needed middle reliever for the Yankees.
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