The New York Yankees have traded right-handed relief pitcher Adam Warren to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for international signing bonus money, the team announced in a press release. According to, the Mariners are sending $1.25 million in international signing bonus money to the Yankees.
The 30-year-old reliever has an 0-1 record this season for New York, along with a 2.70 ERA, 3.30 FIP, 1.27 WHIP and 37 strikeouts across 30 innings of work. In 24 appearances out of the bullpen, he has 37 strikeouts and 12 walks.
Over seven big league seasons — including a brief stint in 2016 with the Chicago Cubs — Warren is the owner of a 23-22 record, along with a 3.40 ERA, 3.79 FIP and a 1.21 WHIP. His rough stint with Chicago has skewed his career numbers, as he has a 3.18 ERA in 407 innings with New York.
Earlier this season, Warren spent more than a month on the 10-day disabled list due to a back strain.
This trade was the third occurrence over the last three days that the Yankees traded players for international signing bonus money.
They dealt relievers Chasen Shreve and Giovanny Gallegos to the St. Louis Cardinals for first baseman Luke Voit and international signing bonus money Saturday night. Before their game on Sunday, they sent lefty reliever Caleb Fare to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for more international signing bonus.
Making this deal also cleared the rest of Warren’s salary for this season off the Yankees’ books and they technically will be getting a player — via the international amateur market — in exchange for Warren, who will be entering free agency after this season. The addition of the $1.25 million in international signing bonus brings the Yankees’ bonus pool amount to up over $8.7 million for the 2018-2019 international signing period.