Days after trading for J.A. Happ to bolster their rotation, the Yankees added another starting pitcher by acquiring Lance Lynn from the Twins, the team announcded.
New York, which also traded Adam Warren to the Mariners, dealt first baseman Tyler Austin and minor league pitcher Luis Rijo to Minnesota. The Yankees will also receive some money from the Twins.
The 31-year-old Lynn is 7-8 with a 5.10 ERA in 20 starts this season, but has found success against other American League contenders. In four starts against the Red Sox, Astros and Indians this season, he is 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA, giving up four runs (three earned) and 14 hits in 22 innings.