The Cleveland Indians have acquired Brad Hand from The Padres for Francisco Mejia.  Mejia 22, spent the 2018 season at Triple A has batted .279 with 7 Hrs and 45 RBIs.  The Indians in the deal also get Adam Climber.  Climber 27 in his first season in the bigs.  Climber 3.17 E.R.A. and 51 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings.  Hand, on the other hand, bad pun EDB, at 28 years old has 24 saves with a 3.05 E.R.A. for the Padres (no pressure there, EDB.)  He has struck out 64 in 44 1/3 innings.  Answer this question EDB, with the great

Image result for chasen shreve  Chasen Shreve, why didn’t the Yankees land Hand?  He would have bolstered an already strong bullpen and given the Yankees a lefty option top Shere.  Very simple….Hand signed a three year $19.75 three year extension. in 2018.  The Yankees must stay under the 189 million to reset their salary cap.  It is believed the Yankees have 17 million to play with.  EDB

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