Los Angeles Times

Yankees trade for Benintendi


The New York Yankees made the first of what could be a flurry of moves ahead of next week’s trade deadline, acquiring All-Star outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the Kansas City Royals for three minor league pitchers on Wednesday night.

Right-handers Chandler Champlain and Beck Way went to the Royals with left-hander T.J. Sikkema.


Mets ace Jacob deGrom pitched four innings for triple-A Syracuse, finishing strong after a shaky start in what’s expected to be his last minor league rehabilita­tion outing before rejoining New York’s rotation . ... Baseball’s average salary increased by 6% from the start of last season to $4,415,275, according to the Associated Press . ... Jackson Holliday, the No. 1 pick in the draft by Baltimore, signed a contract with an $8.19-million signing bonus.

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