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Wilmington Blue Rocks shortstop Cristian Perez (11) chases down Nick Madrigal (3) of the Winston-Salem Dash at BB&T Ballpark on April 16, 2019 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Blue Rocks defeated the Dash 4-3. (Brian Westerholt/Four Seam Images via AP)

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Yankees Acquire MiLB IF Perez from Royals

The New York Yankees made a minor trade on Monday when they sent right-handed pitcher Chance Adams to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for minor league infielder Cristian Perez.

Wilmington Blue Rocks shortstop Cristian Perez (11) chases down Nick Madrigal (3) of the Winston-Salem Dash at BB&T Ballpark on April 16, 2019, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Blue Rocks defeated the Dash 4-3. (Brian Westerholt/Four Seam Images via AP)

Perez, 21, was initially signed by the Royals as an international free agent on September 27, 2015, and spent the last four years in their lower minors.  He reached as high as Class-A Advanced Wilmington in 2019.

Throughout 311 career minor league games, he owns a .263/.312/.319 with 47 doubles, a triple, four home runs, and 138 RBIs.  He holds a career BABIP of .294 with a wRC+ of 83.

Perez is primarily a shortstop, having played 285 games at the position throughout his minor league career. He also has 14 games at third base and six games at second base.

Perez projects as a utility infielder with solid defensive capability.  He does not hit for power and would be behind many other infielders on the depth chart in the Yankees organization.  He is an average runner but has shown good instincts on the base paths.

Adams, 25, was designated for assignment by the Yankees last week when they officially announced the signing of ace pitcher Gerrit Cole.  Adams had a good minor league career, pitching to a 39-16 record with a 3.24 ERA over 111 games, 89 starts, and struck out 517 batters in 507 2/3 innings pitched over five seasons.

He struggled in his small sample size in the major leagues, pitching to an 8.18 ERA with a 1-2 record and 27 strikeouts in 33 innings for the Yankees in 2018 and 2019.

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