SI.com The Yankees will trade outfielder Carlos Beltran to the Rangers in exchange for a package headed by pitching prospect Dillon Tate, Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan reports. Beltran, 39, is the latest Yankee to be traded as the deadline approaches, after general manager Brian Cashman dealt relievers Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller to the Cubs and Indians, respectively. The veteran rightfielder has hit .304 with 22 home runs and 64 RBIs this season, anf was named to his ninth All-Star team in July. Tate, a 22-year-old righthander, ranks as the Rangers’ No. 3 prospect according to Baseball America.
The New York Yankees are have been in sell mode in a major way over recent days, as they just made their third deadline deal, shipping 39-year-old outfielder Carlos Beltran to the Yankees in exchange for 22-year-old right handed pitcher Dillon Tate. The fourth overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, Tate was the Rangers second or third best prospect, and is the latest addition to the youth movement in the Bronx. The Yankees have also acquired shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres who the Yankees acquired from the Cubs, plus outfielder Clint Frazier and left hand pitcher Justus Sheffield who the Yankees acquired from the Indians, and the aging Yankees suddenly have one of the best batch of minor league prospects in baseball. With outfielder Aaron Judge expected to be called up to take Carlos Beltran’s spot, there will be a youth movement within the Yankees organization before the 2017 MLB season, and the future suddenly looks bright and full of potential.