Yankees trade Manny Banuelos to Braves for two pitchers

Friday January 2nd, 2015

The New York Yankees have traded Manny Banuelos to the Atlanta Braves for relief pitchers David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve, the team announced Thursday. Jack Curry of the YES Network first reported the news.

Banuelos, 23, was once considered one of the Yankees' top prospects. He underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow in October 2012.

After sitting out 2013, Banuelos this season posted a 4.11 ERA, 71 strikeouts and 31 walks over nearly 80 innings in three levels of the minor leagues.

Carpenter, 29, recorded a 3.54 ERA over 61 innings with the Braves this season, while Shreve, 24, recorded a 0.73 ERA in 15 relief appearances but spent most of the season in the minors.

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