The New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins are in agreement on a trade that will send Jaime Garcia to the Bronx and minor leaguers, Zack Littell and Dietrich Enns will head to the Twins, according to Yahoo!'s Jeff Passan.
Garcia, was acquired by the Twins last week from the Atlanta Braves. After the Twins' downfall this past week, instead of being deadline buyers, they are sellers. The Twins seemingly will make a profit out of Garcia. They traded minor leaguer Huascar Ynoa last week to Atlanta, who is an unranked prospect. This week they will acquire the Yankees' #22 prospect and a major league ready starter.
Garcia, 31, is 5-7 this season with a 4.29 ERA in 119.2 innings with Atlanta and Minnesota. The southpaw has given a lot of free passes this season. He is averaging 3.3 walks per nine innings, which is the second highest BB/9 ratio of his career. As long as he provides the Yankees with at least six solid innings a start, he should be fine in the Bronx. Garcia is considered to be a rental and will hit free agency after the season.
Switching organizations with Garcia, is Zack Littell. The 21-year-old right handed starter has pitched in High-A and AA this year. He has a record of 14-1 and a 1.87 ERA this season. Littell was originally in the Seattle Mariners' organization until he traded to the Yankees this past offseason. Littell moved up the ladder quickly this season and he has a chance to impact the Twins' rotation as early as next year.
The Twins will also acquire Dietrich Enns. The 26-year-old lefty has pitched all season in AAA Scranton-Wilkes Barre. He has pitched well in seven starts with a 1-1 record and 2.29 ERA. Enns will most likely head to AAA with the Twins, but he may have a chance to prove he is major league material at some point during the season.