Jack Curry of the YES Network is reporting the Yankees have traded OF Ramon Flores and RHP Jose Ramirez to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for INF/OF Dustin Ackley. Ackley could be viewed as infield insurance for Stephen Drew and outfield insurance to back-up Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran and Garrett Jones.
Ackley is hitting .215/.270/.366 in 85 games with the Seattle Mariners.
Flores was made expendable due to the surplus of outfielders in Triple-A, but he was hitting .286/.377/.417 in 73 games with the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
In 32 games with the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Ramirez was 3-0 with a 2.90 ERA and a 1.268 WHIP.