Friday, December 14, 2018

Yankees Acquire OF Tyler Hill From Tigers

Photo by Jason Schott.

On Thursday, the Yankees acquired OF Tyler Hill from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for cash considerations.

Hill, 22, hit .254/.348/.312 (108-for-426) with 67R, 20 doubles, 1 triple, 1HR, 38RBI and 54BB in 124 games with Single-A Salem this season, with his 27SB leading the Red Sox organization. Over five seasons, the Wilmington, Del., native has combined to bat .275/.355/.369 (349-for-1,271) with 196R, 58 doubles, 10 triples, 14HR, 149RBI and 93SB in 351 minor-league games. The right-handed batter was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the 19th round of 2014 First-Year Player Draft. He was selected by Detroit in the Triple-A Phase of the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday.

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