By Eric Umphrey
the Times 

Edwin Encarnación traded to Yankees for Juan Then

 


Another Mariner player was traded over the weekend. This time it was the current American League home run leader Edwin Encarnación. He was sent to the New York Yankees for minor league pitcher Juan Then. If that name sounds familiar it is because the Mariners originally drafted Juan and traded him in November of 2017 for Yankees AAA relief pitcher Nick Rumbelow.

Juan, now 19 years old, has yet to pitch this season as the rookie ball league he was assigned to hasn't started yet. Apparently, his time in the Yankees system has improved his fastball which now runs 92-94 mph and tops out at 95...



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