Yankees Trade Nestor Cortes Jr. To Seattle

Ryan Chatelain
November 25, 2019 - 2:37 pm

The Yankees have traded left-handed relief pitcher Nestor Cortes Jr. to the Seattle Mariners.

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New York is receiving international signing bonus pool money in the deal, the team announced Monday.

Nestor Cortes Jr.
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New York designated Cortes, 24, for assignment last week as it added seven players to its 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft.

Cortes appeared in 33 games last season, going 5-1 with a 5.67 ERA. Over 66 2/3 innings, he had 69 strikeouts and 28 walks.