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Yankees Acquire Justin Maxwell From Nats

NEW YORK (AP) – The Yankees have acquired outfielder Justin Maxwell from the Washington Nationals for minor league right-hander Adam Olbrychowski.

The 27-year-old Maxwell has a .201 average in three big league seasons with nine homers and 26 RBIs. He batted .144 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 104 at-bats for Washington last year, and hit.287 with six homers and 21 RBIs for Triple-A Syracuse.

The 25-year-old Olbrychowski was 3-2 with a 3.90 ERA in one start and 31 relief appearances last year for Class A Tampa and Double-A Trenton.

New York cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder Jordan Parraz for assignment Wednesday.

Washington also sent right-hander Shairon Martis outright to Syracuse. He will attend big league spring training.

  • Richie

    I just wanna know how an outfielder needs tommy john surgery . from what did he need it.

  • Ray

    Wow great move long were you working on this..WAKE UPPPPPP..we need pitching !!!

    • Joe Cool

      get pitching from where? and if there is, which there isn’t, who would you get, is he available and at what cost? Keep your day job, you suck at this.

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