Yankees acquire utility player
ARLINGTON, Texas — The New York Yankees acquired utility player Dustin Ackley from the Seattle Mariners for a pair of minor leaguers Thursday. New York sent right-hander Jose Ramirez and outfielder Ramon Flores to the Mariners in the deal completed a day before the non-waiver trade deadline. Ackley is hitting .215 with six home runs and 19 RBIs in 85 games for the Mariners this season. The second overall pick in the 2009 amateur draft, Ackley is a .243 career hitter in 584 big league games, all with the Mariners since 2011. He has appeared at second base, first base and all three outfield spots. Ramirez and Flores were both at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and will report to Triple-A Tacoma.