He was one of the most entertaining Blue Jays players to watch in the first half of 2018, slashing.265/.328/.497 with 11 home runs in his first 50 games.
In Happ, the Yankees acquire a solid veteran who is familiar with the AL East. Manager Aaron Boone said it hasn't been determined when Happ will make his Yankees debut.
The Yankees wanted a starting pitcher that can perform down the stretch and they got that in Happ.
Granderson is a part-time player on the Blue Jays as-is, which means he'd see even more limited playing time on a contending team.
Another reason why Happ is the ideal choice for the Yankees is his postseason experience. Bell said having six starters is beneficial because it keeps pitchers' innings from building up as quickly in a season.
The Yankees now have the pitching help they need with the addition of Happ. "I had bad breaks along the way", Drury said in the Yankees' clubhouse before Thursday night's game against the Royals. Those have been forgettable, but he batted a combined.273/.323/.453 with 29 homers, 68 doubles and three triples in just under 1,000 plate appearances with the Diamondbacks in 2016-17 and he's still just 25. "Stuff happens and it wasn't expected and it didn't work out". Andujar quickly established himself as one of the best young third baseman in the game, leaving Drury expendable. The Yankees had Drury on their big league roster as a utility guy at various points the last few weeks, but he didn't play much. "And we still feel that way", Boone said. Drury is joining the Blue Jays in Chicago this weekend, where they will play three games against the White Sox. "When I re-signed one of my goals was to win over the Blue Jays fans". McKinney has spent most of the season in the minors and is now at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
McKinney appeared in Single-A, Double-A, Triple-A and played two games in the Majors this season for NY, but spent most of his time in Triple-A Scranton/Walkes-Barre.
With Britton, the Yankees built on a strength and have a legitimate case for the deepest and best bullpen in baseball featuring Adam Warren, Chad Green, A.J. Cole, Chasen Shreve, Jonathan Holder, Dellin Betances, David Robertson, Aroldis Chapman and now Britton. The 23-year-old McKinney, a first-round pick by the Yankees in 2013, was batting just.230 in 54 games at Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre, with 13 home runs and 32 RBIs.