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Yankees acquire Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Josh Donaldson from Twins

Yankees acquire Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Josh Donaldson from Twins

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Mar 14
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The New York Yankees quickly made some moves following the MLB lockout, as they traded Gary Sanchez and Gio Urshela to the Twins for infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa, third baseman Josh Donaldson and catcher Ben Rortvedt.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone shared his thoughts on this trade on Sunday morning.

“I’m sure there are still things to be done across the game, and certainly with us, that are going to change that landscape potentially along the way,” Boone said. “I know Cash (GM Brian Cashman) and the front office right now are in overdrive and evaluating and having those conversations, whether it’s free agents, through trade markets. I know they’re working to find a place where it potentially improves our club.”

Meanwhile, Kiner-Falefa also spoke to reporters on a separate occasion in Minnesota, saying that he was initially confident that he would play with the Twins for the new season.

The 26-year-old Kiner-Falefa is a versatile player that also plays third base and won a Gold Glove during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. On March 12, 2022, Texas traded Kiner-Falefa, along with pitcher Ronny Henríquez, to the Minnesota Twins for Mitch Garver. A day later he is a Yankee.

In Donaldson, 36, the Yankees got themselves a three-time All-Star, 2015 AL MVP and two-time AL Silver Slugger Award winner.

As for Rortvedt, 24, he made his MLB debut in 2021 with the Twins as the starting catcher against the Kansas City Royals. He played 39 games and had three home runs and seven RBIs.

  • Josh Donaldson

    Joshua Adam Donaldson is an American professional baseball third baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball . He previously played for the Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays,

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  • Gio Urshela

    Giovanny Urshela Salcedo is a Colombian professional baseball third baseman for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball . He previously played for the Cleveland Indians,

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  • New York Yankees

    The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx.

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  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa

    Isiah Kiner-Falefa is an American professional baseball shortstop and catcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball . He is nicknamed "the Hawaiian Hustle.

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