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Yankees acquire 3B James Nelson from Marlins

Left-hander Stephen Tarpley heads to Miami after being DFA'd on January 11

The New York Yankees announced Wednesday that they have acquired Minor League 3B James Nelson and cash considerations from the Miami Marlins in exchange for LHP Stephen Tarpley.

Nelson, 22, spent the entire 2019 season with Single-A Jupiter, batting .228 (98-for-429) with 36 runs 13 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 36 RBI in 121 games.

Over four Minor League seasons, the right-handed hitter has hit .259 (315-for-1,218) with 130 runs, 64 doubles, five triples, 14 home runs and 147 RBI in 328 games, playing exclusively at third base.

The Rex, Georgia, native was originally selected by the Marlins in the 15th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Cisco College.

Tarpley, 26, made 31 Major League appearances (one start) for the Yankees from 2018-19, going 1-0 with two saves and a 5.88 ERA (33.2 IP, 22 earned runs).

The left-handed pitcher was acquired by the Yankees from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Aug. 30, 2016, as one of two players to be named later (also OF Tito Polo) in the trade that sent RHP Iván Nova to the Pirates on Aug. 1, 2016.

He was originally selected by Baltimore in the third round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

Tarpley was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Jan. 11, 2020.