Yankees Podcast: The Jameson Taillon Trade

The Yankees acquired the Pirates' right-hander for four prospects

The Yankees added another starting pitcher to their rotation by trading for the Pirates’ Jameson Taillon. The right-hander hasn’t pitched since 2019 after undergoing a second Tommy John surgery, and he joins a Yankees staff that is full of starters who are returning from injuries and who haven’t pitched much, if at all, over the last few seasons.

The trade was a no-brainer for the Yankees considering Taillon’s salary ($2.25 million) and what they had to give up. If healthy, the Yankees could have a very good rotation. But “if healthy” is asking a lot.

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