The Yankees have added catching depth five days before the MLB trade deadline.
The team announced Wednesday it traded for Giants catcher Rob Brantly in exchange for cash considerations. Brantly is on the Yankees’ 60-man roster and will report to the team’s alternate site in Scranton.
Brantly, 31, appeared in just one game for the Giants this season after one big-league appearance with the Phillies in 2019. A career .228 hitter, he’s made 127 MLB appearances since 2012, previously playing for the Marlins and White Sox. He was designated for assignment by the Giants on July 28 and assigned to the team’s alternate site on Aug. 1.
Brantly hit .314 last season with Lehigh Valley, the Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate.