The Yankees, Diamondbacks and Tigers have completed a three-team trade that will send Didi Gregorius to the Yankees, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. LHP Robbie Ray will be heading to the Diamondbacks from the Tigers, while Detroit nets RHP Shane Greene from the Yanks. The Yankees will get five years of team control with Gregorius.
Gregorius, 25, batted .226/.290/.363 with six homers and three steals in 299 plate appearances last season and has often come up as a potential option for the Mets at shortstop.But GM Dave Stewart made it very clear he had no interest in the trio of starters the Mets were looking to trade. Reportedly, Arizona wanted Noah Syndergaard from the Mets.
Greene, 26, is expected to slot right into the Tigers’ rotation behind David Price, Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and Rick Porcello. In 15 appearances (14 starts) for the Yankees last season, he posted a 3.78 ERA with a 9.3 K/9 in 78.2 innings.
Ray, 23, was ranked 97 in MLB’s Top 100 Prospects. The left-hander made his major league debut in 2014, posting a 8.16 ERA in six starts. The D-Backs will also get prized shortstop prospect Domingo Leyba from the Tigers.