Yankees acquire 1B Garrett Cooper from Milwaukee by Tyler Webb

The Yankees acquired first-baseman Garrett Cooper from the Brewers on Thursday in exchange for left-hand reliever Tyler Webb.

Cooper, 26, will enter the Yankees’ organization as the newest candidate to fill the gap in the starting lineup. Cooper batted .366, averaging .428 and .652 slugging, along with 17 homers and 82 RBIs this season by Triple-A Colorado Springs, numbers that earned him a Triple-A All-Star Game.

The Yankees’ first-place finishers are second to last in the Majority, as a percentage of a .620-based slugging (OPS), thanks largely to first-base injuries on Opening Day, Greg Bird, and a poor Performance of veteran Chris Carter, who has already been discharged.

Webb, 26, has been assigned to Colorado Springs. The left-hander was selected by the Pirates in the Draft of Rule 5 during the offseason, but was returned to the Yankees prior to the Opening Day. Webb made his debut with the Bombers on June 24, for which he struck out five and gave up three earned runs in six innings.

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