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Yankees acquire Wendell Rijo from Brewers

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The Yankees acquired minor league middle infielder Wendell Rijo from the Brewers on Saturday, the club’s PR department announced Saturday. The move completes last month’s trade for catcher Erik Katz. Rijo will begin his time with the Yankees in Single-A Tampa.

Rijo, 22, has yet to make waves at any minor league level to date. Prior to the trade, he was working through his third Double-A assignment in the Brewers’ system, and slashed just .200/.304/.375 with four home runs and a .679 OPS through his first 93 plate appearances of the season.

What the Yankees’ young second baseman lacks in power, however, he (allegedly) makes up for with speed: when he got his start in pro ball with the Red Sox back in 2013, he amassed 56 stolen bases across his first four seasons, a feat he has yet to replicate with any team since.

The Yankees reportedly tried to get Jean Segura from Seattle too

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Last night’s big news — the Yankees acquiring James Paxton from the Mariners — might’ve been even bigger if the Yankees had gotten their way: they were trying to land shortstop Jean Segura too. That’s the report from Jon Morosi of MLB Network, anyway.

Getting Segura would make a ton of sense for the Yankees given that Didi Gregorius is going to miss a big chunk of next season. Segura, who will turn 29 in March, has hit .308/.353/.449 over the past three seasons. He’d cost some prospects, but he wouldn’t cost the kind of money another possible option — signing Manny Machado — might cost.

Worth watching the Yankees regarding any available shortstop, obviously.