Posts Tagged New York City

Marlins consider 3B Prado an upgrade over McGehee

In this Aug. 22, 2014, file photo, New York Yankees' Martin Prado throws a kiss to fans after he hit a two-run home run off  Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks in the third inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees have acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from the Marlins for versatile Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins opted to replace NL comeback player of the year Casey McGehee with Martin Prado at third base because they want greater athleticism and a more favorable contract at the position.

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Things to know about Friday’s baseball news

San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Kemp, center, poses for a picture with Padres general manager A.J. Preller, left, and manager Bud Black, right, during a news conference introducing Kemp as part of the baseball club Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Diego. The Padres deal for the former the Los Angeles Dodger was the first of three big deals by the new Padres general manager, who also has added outfielder Wil Myers, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year, from Tampa Bay and All-Star catcher Derek Norris from Oakland. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player moves and other changes:

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Yankees send Prado, Phelps to Marlins for Eovaldi, Jones

In this Sept. 16, 2014, file photo, Miami Marlins' Nathan Eovaldi delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets  in New York. The Yankees have acquired  Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from the Marlins for versatile Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking for rotation help at a relatively low price, the New York Yankees acquired right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from the Miami Marlins on Friday for versatile Martin Prado and righty David Phelps.

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3 Floridians glad to be joining Marlins

In this July 5, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Michael Morse hits a solo home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego.  Mike Morse has agreed to a two-year contract with the Miami Marlins pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it had not been finalized. (AP Photo/Don Boomer, File)

MIAMI (AP) — Mat Latos sat in the left-field plaza at Marlins Park as he reminisced about attending the first game in franchise history when he was 5 years old.

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Yankees get reliever Gonzalez Germen from Mets

In this Sept. 23, 2013, file photo, New York Mets relief pitcher Gonzalez Germen throws against the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game in Cincinnati. The Yankees have acquired right-hander Gonzalez Germen from the Mets for cash in the first trade in a decade between the New York rivals. The Yankees designated right-hander Preston Claiborne for assignment Friday, Dec. 19, 2014,  to clear a roster spot. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have acquired right-hander Gonzalez Germen from the Mets for cash in the first trade in a decade between the New York rivals.

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