On Sunday, New York’s baseball teams have traded their relief pitchers, with the Mets sending right-hander Miguel Castro to the Yankees for left-hander Joely Rodriguez on Sunday.
The 30-year-old Rodriguez was traded from Texas to the Yankees last season and combined to post a 4.66 ERA in 52 appearances, and went 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA in 21 games after the trade. He is owed $2 million this season.
The 27-year-old Castro had a 3.45 ERA over a career-best 69 appearances last season, going 3-4 with 77 strikeouts in 70⅓ innings. He will make $2.62 million this season after signing a deal this month to avoid arbitration.
The deal is the 18th between the franchises and only the third since 2005.
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