Bad news coming out of Yankeeland. Ben Gamel is gone. MLB Trade Rumors tweets:
Now this sucks because we were all pretty excited about one day seeing Gamel in pinstripes. After all, the kid just named the International Player of the Year and he was really starting to break out. LoHud writes:The Mariners have acquired OF Ben Gamel from the Yankees. Not sure about the rest of the deal.— timdierkes (@timdierkes) August 31, 2016
"Today, Gamel was named the Player of the Year in the International League. He was the league's top rookie last year, and this year he leads the League in runs scored (78), he's third in hits (148), fifth in stolen bases (19) and sixth in batting average (.309). He's a leadoff hitter who can play all three outfield spots, and the league's announcement of his selection notes his overwhelming consistency. His average average left-handed pitchers (.314) and right-handed pitchers (.307) is remarkably similar. Same for his batting average at home (.310) and away (.308). He hit .306 before the All-Star break, and he's hitting .314 since."
(In Photo: Jio Orozco)
In return for Gamel, the Yankees get 2. According to MLB Trade Rumors: "Shortly after Dierkes’ report, the teams announced the trade, adding that they’re sending right-handed pitchers Jio Orozco and Juan De Paula to the Yankees in return."
So there it is, Gamel is a Mariner. Unbelievable, huh? I guess that's the joy and sorrow of the baseball waiver wire.