Purple Sox commerce for Andrew Cashner to strike first in AL arms race

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Your transfer, Brian Cashman.

The Purple Sox struck first within the AL East arms race by buying beginning pitcher Andrew Cashner and money consideration from the Orioles on Saturday. Boston is sending Baltimore minor league infielder Noelberth Romero and outfield prospect Elio Prado, each of whom are in rookie ball.

It’s the first main trade-deadline transfer by one of many AL East contenders. Cashner is 9-Three with a 3.83 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP this season with the last-place Orioles. He joins a defending World Collection champion Purple Sox staff that sits eight ½ video games behind the Yankees within the AL East and only one recreation out of the second wild-card spot. Including Cashner, who’s a free agent after the season, ought to enable the Purple Sox to maneuver Nathan Eovaldi to the nearer position when he returns from the IL to bolster their bullpen.

The Yankees are additionally looking for pitching assist and have lately been linked to Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray as an possibility if they will’t purchase top-tier arms akin to Madison Bumgarner and Trevor Bauer.

Cashner is 2-5 towards the Yankees with a 3.96 ERA in 10 profession begins.