Yankees trade Manny Banuelos to the Braves for a pair of pitchers

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Jack Curry of the YES Network reports that the Yankees have traded pitcher Manny Banuelos to the Braves for pitchers David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve.

Banuelos, 23, signed with the Yankees in 2008 and was a consensus top prospect entering the 2011 and ’12 seasons. He missed all of the 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow in October 2012, and hasn’t posted great results since. This past season, he compiled a 4.11 ERA with a 71/31 K/BB ratio in 76 2/3 innings between Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton, and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Carpenter, 29, is entering his first year of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander has been a reliable reliever for the Braves over the last two seasons, posting a 2.63 ERA with a 141/36 K/BB ratio in 126 2/3 innings.

Shreve, 24, made his major league debut for the Braves in July, enjoying a stint of a week and a half in the show. He returned in September when rosters expanded, finishing the year with a 0.73 ERA and a 15/3 K/BB ratio in 12 1/3 innings. In the minors, where he spent most of his season, Shreve owned a 2.67 ERA and an 87/12 K/BB ratio in 64 innings, most of which came with Double-A Mississippi.

Here are your World Series Umpires

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The men in blue. Although it often looks black, yes? They still wear blue sometimes though so it probably doesn’t matter. Let’s just call ’em the baseball cops and not worry too much about what they’re wearing.

Here are the baseball cops for the 2019 World Series: Alan Porter, Doug Eddings, Gary Cederstrom, James Hoye,
Lance Barksdale, Sam Holbrook, and Jim Wolf.

Cederstrom is the Crew Chief and will have second base in tonight’s Game 1, after which they rotate as they always do.

Wolf will serve as the Replay Official for Games One and Two, after which he will join the on-field crew as the left field umpire for Game Three. Porter, the home plate umpire for Game One, will shift to Replay Official duties from Game Three through the conclusion of the World Series. The Replay Assistant throughout the Fall Classic will be regular season crew chief Jerry Meals.

The umpires will wear a uniform patch in memory of umpire Eric Cooper, who passed away over the weekend. The patch will say “Coop.”