The New York Yankees did not exactly make the blockbuster move that the Chicago Cubs did, but they made a trade Thursday afternoon. The rest of the season, Webb has dominated at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 2-1, with a 3.24 ERA in 21 relief appearances.
Webb, 26, posted a 4.50 ERA in seven appearances this season, his major league debut with the Yankees.
According to a news release from the Brewers, Webb has been assigned to Triple-A Colorado Springs. He has never appeared in the majors, but the Yankees have a pressing need at first base. During his five Minor League seasons (2013-17), he has produced 312 strikeouts compared to only 67 walks in 248.0 innings.
Going to NY is a great opportunity for the 26-year-old, as the Yankees are badly in need of a first baseman while they wait for Greg Bird to return from the disabled list.
With Greg Bird still injured, the Yankees have not had much luck at first base this year. A right-handed batter, Cooper had not hit more than nine home runs in a single season prior to this year. It's possible the Brewers viewed Cooper's path to the big leagues blocked by slugging first basemen Eric Thames and Jesus Aguilar - even if the former is 30 and the latter 27 and both are having unanticipated career years.