Yankees trade LHP Tyler Webb to Brewers for Garrett Cooper

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The New York Yankees today announced that they have acquired first baseman Garrett Cooper from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for left-handed pitcher Tyler Webb.

The Milwaukee Brewers have made a trade with the New York Yankees. He'll report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the meantime.

Webb, a reliever, pitched six innings in the majors this season with a 4.50 ERA and five strikeouts.

With Greg Bird still injured, the Yankees have not had much luck at first base this year.

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Joel Sherman reports that 1B/OF prospect Garrett Cooper will be heading to NY to complete the deal.

Cooper was a sixth round draft pick out of Auburn University back in 2013. Webb rose quickly through the system and was selected in the 2016 Rule 5 Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, before ultimately being returned to the Yankees. Cooper has yet to make his big league debut, but has been knocking on the door for some time this year. Both players are in Triple-A at the time of the deal.

The Brewers have been searching for relief help, and get an interesting prospect who is controllable for the near future.

Cooper has been absolutely ripping it up in triple-A this season, batting.366 with 17 home runs and 82 RBI in just 75 games. He has a low-90s fastball, but also possesses a plus slider, an effective changeup and, as his minor-league walk rate indicates (2.43 walks per nine innings), he locates well.

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