With Mike Ford on his way to Tampa, here’s a look back at the other New York Yankees intra-division trades made since 2012.
The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays came together as trade partners for just the fourth time ever Thursday when New York dealt first basemen Mike Ford to the Rays in exchange for cash considerations and a player to be named later.
With a rare intra-division trade made, here’s a look back at every other deal the Yankees have made with an AL East rival since 2012.
Yankees Get: Cash Considerations
Orioles Get: 1B/OF, Steve Pearce
In June of 2012, the Yankees traded Steve Pearce from their Triple-A roster to the Orioles. He’d actually end up a Yankee again later in the season after stints with Baltimore and Houston but then returned to the Orioles and played a key role in Baltimore’s 2014 AL East championship season. In 2018 Pearce hit .333 with three home runs and eight RBI’s in the World Series for the Boston Red Sox to earn series MVP honors.
He retired after the 2019 season after a career that saw him spent stints with all five AL East teams.