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Yankees Acquire Andrew Heaney from Angels

The New York Yankees have made their third transaction of the trade deadline with just minutes to spare as madness ensued in the final minnutes. The club announced on Friday that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney from the Los Angeles Angels. In return for Heaney, the Angels will be receiving right-handed pitchers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero.

Heaney (30), was drafted originally by the Miami Marlins in the first round of the 2012 MLB draft out of Oklahoma State.

Over the course of his career, he is 30-36 with a 4.57 ERA and 613 strikeouts over the course of 598.2 innings pitched.

After spending his first two seasons with the Marlins, he has spent the last 7 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels.

So far in 2021, Heaney is 6-7 with a 5.27 ERA over the course of 18 games played and 94 innings pitched. He has 113 strikeouts and over the course of those 94 innings.

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Heaney is no stranger to the major leagues. The veteran lefty will look to help bolster the Yankees’ rotation.

25-year old Janson Junk was drafted by the Yankees in the 22nd round of the 2017 MLB draft and has done well so far in his career through the minor leagues. Since 2017 he is 16-15 combined in the minor leagues with a 3.72 ERA, one save, and 230 strikeouts over the course of 254.1 innings pitched.

Junk has spent the 2021 season with Double-A Somerset where he has a 1.78 ERA and 4-1 record over the course of 14 games played and 65.2 innings pitched. He has recorded 68 strikeouts this season with Somerset. He was the No. 27 prospect on New York’s Top 30 prospects list.

Peguero, 24, has been with the Yankees organization since 2016. He has split the 2021 season between High-A Hudson Valley and Double-A Somerset. Combined between High-A and Double-A, Peguero has a 4-1 record and a 2.23 ERA. He has 57 strikeouts over the course of 44.1 innings pitched.

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Alexis Farinacci is a baseball beat writer and social media editor for the Pinstriped Prospects. Follow Alexis on Twitter & Instagram: @alexisfarinacci .

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