Yankees trade OF Blash to Angels for PTBNL or cash considerations
Blash was designated for assignment on Tuesday night
The New York Yankees announced Wednesday night that they have traded outfielder Jabari Blash to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
The Yankees had acquired from San Diego on Dec. 12 in exchange for third baseman Chase Headley and RHP Bryan Mitchell, but designated him for assignment Tuesday night to open a 40-man roster spot after the Yankees acquired Brandon Drury from Arizona.
Blash, 28, split last season between the Padres and their Triple-A affiliate, hitting .213 with five home runs in 61 games for the Friars and .285 with 20 homers and 62 RBI in 72 games in El Paso. He also played in Mexico this past winter, hitting .286 with five homers in 20 games for Jalisco, and he is a career .200 hitter with eight home runs in 99 major-league games, all with San Diego in 2016-17.
The Angels will technically be Blash's fifth career organization after being an eighth-round pick by Seattle in 2010; he spent five seasons with the Mariners before being selected by Oakland in the 2015 Rule 5 Draft, but the Athletics immediately dealt him to San Diego as the player to be named later in a deal that had sent pitcher Drew Pomeranz to the Padres in exchange for first baseman Yonder Alonso.