Parra traded to Milwaukee— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) July 31, 2014
Welp, so much for the Yankees trying to get in on Parra.
END OF UPDATE.
With the deadline now upon us, it's time to see what Brian Cashman has up his sleeve for the New York Yankees as far as making trades go.
With teams being reluctant to move their players for whatever reason, it's getting more difficult for Cashman to make a trade and why you're seeing lesser names on the market tied to the Yankees.
This guy would make a lot of sense for the Yankees, as an OF upgrade. http://t.co/GLYRyPCDBA He is available.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 31, 2014
The 27-year-old Parra is currently hitting .259 with six home runs, 30 RBI, five stolen bases all in 104 games for the currently selling Diamondbacks right now. While he's not a power-hitting option that some fans would like the Yankees to get, he would be a slight upgrade in the outfield over Ichiro Suzuki, who has been benched in recent time due to his struggles at the plate.
Parra would be controllable through next year, as he's eligible for arbitration and if the Yankees wanted to hang onto him for 2015, they would be able to and either use him as a starting right fielder or if Carlos Beltran returns to right field next year, use Parra as the fourth outfielder and spot starter when needed.
The one complication the Yankees could be looking at is if Beltran returns to the field in 2014, as it has been said that he could begin a throwing program within the next couple of days, so the Yankees essentially could have five outfielders again on the team with a limited amount of playing time and space on the team.
Unless of course, the Diamondbacks are interested in taking Ichiro and the rest of his $6.5 million off the Yankees hands, then that deal would make sense for both sides, especially since Suzuki is a free agent after the season and Arizona can simply let him walk.
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