Yankees acquire Urshela, Kontos for cash

August 7, 2018

 The Yankees announced yesterday they acquired infielder Giovanny Urshela from the Blue Jays for cash. Urshela was assigned to Triple A. Urshela, 26, has a career .219 batting average, with 99 hits and 39 RBIs. 


The Yankees also acquired pitcher George Kontos from the Indians for cash. 

Kontos, 33, split his 2018 season between the Pirates and Indians before getting designated for assignment on July 6. The right-hander pitched to a combined 4.68 ERA, 2.5 BB/9 and 4.7 SO/9 over 25 innings for the two teams

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