March 1, 2021

Yankees acquire Jameson Taillon in trade with Pirates (New York Post)

The Yankees’ starting rotation will look a lot different this season.

After adding Corey Kluber earlier this month, the Yankees added another right-hander who’s dealt with injuries recently by trading for Pittsburgh’s Jameson Taillon on Sunday, a source confirmed.

The 29-year-old hasn’t made a start since May 1, 2019 after undergoing his second Tommy John surgery, but has pitched well when healthy.

The deal is pending physicals and the Yankees will send four prospects to the rebuilding Pirates: RHP Miguel Yajure, RHP Roansy Contreras, 18-year-old infielder Maikel Escotto and 21-year-old OF Canaan Smith.

Yajure, 22, appeared in three games for the Yankees last season.

The move also allows the Yankees to free up space on their 40-man roster (Yajure and Contreras), so they will have to move one more since they need to add Kluber and DJ LeMahieu, as well as Taillon.

Taillon was the second overall pick in 2010, sandwiched between Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, but has yet to live up to expectations.

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The Yankees acquired Jameson Taillon in a trade with the Pirates.
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He’ll join a rotation that has Gerrit Cole at the top,…

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