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New York City (AP) — Infielder Rougned Smell was traded Tuesday from the Texas Rangers to the New York City Yankees for minors outfielders Antonio Cabello and Josh Stowers.

The 27-year-old Smell did not make the Rangers’ opening day lineup and was designated for task on April 1. He is a left-handed player, and the Yankees have a primarily right-handed lineup.

“Hopefully we can help him get that talent out that we’ve seen flash over the years,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone stated.

Smell is a 2nd baseman however likewise played 3rd at spring training.

He has 2 surefire seasons at $12 million each staying as part of a $49.5 million, six-year agreement. The offer consists of a $13.5 million group alternative for 2023 with a $3 million buyout. Texas will pay the Yankees money to cover the majority of what Smell is owed.

Smell has actually a .237 profession average with 146 homers and 458 RBIs in 7 big league seasons. He struck .167 with 10 homers and 30 RBIs in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season and batted .200 with 2 homers and 5 RBIs in 35 spring training at-bats for the Rangers.

New york city begins right-handed players with the exceptions of switch-striking center fielder Aaron Hicks and left-handed hitting very first baseman Jay Bruce, who is beginning while Luke Voit recuperates from knee surgical treatment.

The 20-year-old Cabello struck .251 with 19 doubles, 9 triples, 8 homers and 40 RBIs in the minors from 2018-19.

Stowers, 24, has actually struck .268 with 39 doubles, 12 homers and 68 RBIs over 2 minors seasons.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.