The Yankees announce that they have acquired OF Jabari Blash from the @Padres in exchange for INF Chase Headley, RHP Bryan Mitchell and cash considerations.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) December 12, 2017
This move was a straight salary dump to get rid of the $13 million the Yankees owed third baseman Chase Headley. The Yankees now have the flexibility to add a starting pitcher, maybe two, and a bat.
Jabari Blash is a 28-year-old AAAA player who has hit .200/.323/.336 in 279 plate appearances in the MLB. He’s technically the Yankees 7th outfielder at this point so don’t expect him in the Bronx. He’s probably just around in case they trade Clint Frazier and the Triple-A team needs another outfielder.