Yankees trade Carlos Beltran to Rangers for prospect Dillon Tate

Monday August 1st, 2016

The Yankees have traded outfielder Carlos Beltran to the Rangers in exchange for prospect Dillon Tate and pitchers Eric Swanson and Nick Green, the clubs announced on Monday.

Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan first reported the deal.

Beltran, 39, is the latest Yankee to be traded as the deadline approaches, after general manager Brian Cashman dealt relievers Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller to the Cubs and Indians, respectively.

The veteran rightfielder has hit .304 with 22 home runs and 64 RBIs this season, and was named to his ninth All-Star team in July.

Tate, a 22-year-old righthander, was taken with the No. 4 pick in the 2015 draft and ranks as the Rangers’ No. 3 prospect according to Baseball America.

In a corresponding move, the Yankees will call up outfielder Ben Gamel, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

– Kenny Ducey

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