The Marlins acquired outfielder Starring Marte, a target for the Yankees from the Diamondbacks before the tradeline, Joel Sherman of the Post reported. Marte is playing in 33 matches this season with two home runs and 14 RBIs.
The Yankees are crippled with injuries, including the outfield with Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton on IK. Aaron Hicks gave up against the Mets on Sunday night, but that’s supposed to be just cramping.
Then Jeter, who is the Marlins’ CEO and part-owner of the Marlins, sent fielder Jonathan Willer to Blue Jas. ESPN.com reported. Toronto is stocking up on the trade deadline in its bid to make the postseason.
The Blue Jayes acquired starting pitcher Taijuan Walker from the Mariners last week and continue their rotation with Robbie Ray of Arizona on Monday morning.
The 18-14 Blue Jays have pulled within a game of the Yankees for second place in the Elle East and the Yankees play 10 of their final 20 games against Toronto. Both teams can find their way to the league with eight league playoff teams.