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The Yankees have traded for minor league infielder Dean Anna. Anna had an .892 OPS in 2013 for Triple-A Tuscon. He is 26. He could potentially be a backup infielder. He swings left, throws right.
The Yankees gave up Ben Paullus. Paullus, a 24-year-old righty, had a 5.56 ERA in Class A. The Yankees made some roster moves to. Here is the release:
Earlier today, the Yankees acquired INF Dean Anna from the San Diego Padres in exchange for RHP Ben Paullus and added him to the Major League roster. RHP Jose Campos, RHP Shane Greene, OF Slade Heathcott, RHP Bryan Mitchell and C Gary Sanchez were also added to the Major League roster.
Anna, 26, spent the 2013 season with Triple-A Tucson, where he hit .331 (165-for-498) with 90R, 38 doubles, 9HR and 73RBI in 132 games and saw time at second base, shortstop, third base and in left field. The left-handed batter was originally selected by the Padres in the 26th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
Campos, 21, went 4-2 with two saves and a 3.41 ERA (87.0IP, 33ER) in 26 games (19 starts) with Single-A Charleston in 2013. He was acquired by the Yankees from the Seattle Mariners along with RHP Michael Pineda on 1/23/12 in exchange for C/DH Jesus Montero and RHP Hector Noesi.
Greene, 25, combined to go 12-10 with a 3.38 ERA (154.1IP, 58ER) in 27 games (26 starts) with Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton in 2013. He was originally selected by the Yankees in the 15th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.
Heathcott, 23, batted .261 (104-for-399) with 59R, 22 doubles, 8HR and 49RBI in 103 games with Double-A Trenton in 2013. He was originally selected by the Yankees in the first round (29th overall) of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.
Mitchell, 22, combined to go 4-11 with a 4.71 ERA (145.1IP, 76ER) in 27 games (26 starts) with Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton in 2013. He was originally selected by the Yankees in the 16th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.
Sanchez, 20, combined to bat .253 (115-for-454) with 50R, 27 doubles, 15HR and 71RBI in 117 games with Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton in 2013. He was originally signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on 7/2/09.
Additionally, INF Corban Joseph was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The Yankees roster now stands at 39.