The MLB Trade Deadline pot gets hotter by the minute.
With 24 hours to go before Tuesday’s 6 p.m. ET deadline, the New York Yankees continue to make big splashes with the acquisitions of Oakland A’s RHPs Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
New York already made an addition to its offense as they traded for outfielder Andrew Benintendi last Wednesday.
In exchange for the Oakland pitching duo, the Yankees will send LHPs Ken Waldichuk and J.P. Sears, RHP Luis Medina and second baseman Cooper Bowman.
Waldichuk has been stellar in minor league play throwing 116 strikeouts across 76.1 innings pitched with an ERA at 2.71.
With Luis Severino back on the IL, Montas adds more depth to a Yankees’ starting rotation that has pitched well enough to have New York sit at the top of the American League with a record of 69-34.
Montas has struck out 109 batters this season across 104.2 innings with an ERA just over 3.00.
Trivino comes to the Yankees with an ERA of 6.47 but saw more stability in the month of July and any pitching staff could use depth at this point of the season, and the Yankees are more than bound for a deep playoff run.
The Yankees currently hold a 11.5-game advantage in the AL East over the Toronto Blue Jays, a two-game lead over the Houston Astros for AL home-field advantage and are even with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in baseball and home-field advantage throughout the MLB postseason.