The New York Yankees Friday announced that they have acquired Minor League outfielders Jace Avina and Brian Sánchez from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for INF/OF Jake Bauers.
Avina, 20, has hit .249 (136-for-547) with 101R, 34 doubles, 5 triples, 29HR, 104RBI, 83BB and 14SB in 163 games over two Minor League seasons in the Milwaukee Brewers organization (2022-23). In 2023, the right-handed batter hit .233 (76-for-326) with 57R, 22 doubles, 2 triples, 14HR, 50RBI, 56BB and 10SB in 99 games with Single-A Carolina. The Reno, Nev., native was originally selected by the Brewers in the 14th round of the 2021 First-Year Player Draft.
Sánchez, 19, made his professional debut in 2023, hitting .297/.414/.446 (30-for-101) with 20R, 7 doubles, 4 triples, 19RBI, 20BB and 8SB in 33 games with the DSL Brewers 1. The Cumanacoa, Venezuela, native was originally signed by the Milwaukee Brewers as a non-drafted free agent on Feb. 7, 2023.
Bauers, 28, hit .202 (49-for-242) with 28R, 15 doubles, 12HR, 30RBI, 27BB and 3SB in 84 games with the Yankees in 2023. He was signed by the Yankees as a Minor League free agent on December 9, 2022. Over parts of four Major League seasons with Tampa Bay (2018), Cleveland (2019, ’21), Seattle (2021) and Yankees (2023), the left-handed batter has hit .211 (257-for-1,219) with 149R, 60 doubles, 3 triples, 39HR, 140RBI and 156BB in 412 games. The Newport Beach, Calif., native was originally selected by the San Diego Padres in the seventh round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.