Yankees get catcher Trevino from Texas for Abreu, Ahlstrom

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NEW YORK — The New York Yankees boosted their depth behind the plate, acquiring catcher Jose Trevino from the Texas Rangers for right-hander Albert Abreu and lefty Robert Ahlstrom in a trade.

The 29-year-old Trevino hit .239 with five home runs and 30 RBIs for Texas last season. He made 81 starts.

In parts of four big league seasons, Trevino has batted .245 with nine homers and 55 RBIs in 156 games. He was 4 for 16 in six spring training games this year.

The Yankees traded Gary Sanchez, who made100 starts at catcher last year, to Minnesota last month in a deal that included Josh Donaldson. The trade also sent catcher Ben Rortvedt, who made his big league debut last year and hit .169 in 39 games, to New York.

Kyle Higashioka, who made 58 starts last season, has been the Yankees’ primary catcher this year in spring training. He’s hit seven home runs in exhibition play, including two Saturday against Atlanta.

Abreu, 26, was 2-0 with one save and a 5.15 ERA in 28 games for the Yankees last season. He struck out 35 and walked 19 in 36 2/3 innings. He made his big league debut in 2020 after spending most of his minor league career as a starter.

Abreu had not allowed a run in four spring training games this year over 4 2/3 innings.

Ahlstrom, 22, didn’t pitch in pro ball last year. He was drafted by New York in the seventh round in 2021 from the University of Oregon.

Anthony Rendon fan interaction video looked into by MLB

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OAKLAND, Calif. – Major League Baseball is looking into a video circulating on social media that appears to show Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon grab a fan by the shirt through the bleacher guardrails after Thursday night’s game in Oakland, a league spokesperson said Friday.

Rendon looks to have grabbed the fan’s shirt near his chest through the bars of the railing and exchanged words with him before appearing to take a swipe at the bill of the man’s ballcap and walking into the tunnel.

Angels spokesman Adam Chodzko says the team has no comment. The Angels do not play Friday, but the club expects Rendon to address the video Saturday in the clubhouse before the game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland.

The video shows the fan, dressed in A’s colors, approach the railing as Rendon turns toward him from the tunnel walkway below. Rendon then appears to grab the man’s shirt and ask him what he just said, accusing the fan of calling him a derogatory term before swiping at his ballcap.

The A’s won the game 2-1.