On Wednesday, the Yankees traded infielder Ronald Torreyes to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for a player to be named later or cash consideration.
Torreyes, 26, had been designated for assignment by the Yankees on Monday to clear a roster spot for pitcher Parker Bridwell, whom they acquired off waivers from the Angels.
In three seasons with the Yankees (2016-18), he hit .281 (160-for-570) with 64R, 29 doubles, 4HR and 55RBI over 221 games.
Torreyes became a fan favorite the past couple of seasons as he always played hard and was a reliable backup. He was also known for his antics in the dugout, such as his "To-Night Show," where he would do a mock interview of someone after a big hit.
After coming up with the Dodgers in 2015, Torreyes joined the Yankees the following season. In 2016, he played in 72 games and hit .258 with 1 home run and 12 RBI. In 2017, he hit .292 with 3 home runs and 36 RBI and played in 108 games. This past season, his playing time was reduced due to the emergence of Miguel Andujar at third base and Gelyber Torres at second base, and he played in 41 games, hitting .280 with 2 home runs and 16 RBI.
The Yankees posted the following farewell on Twitter:
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