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Jio Orozco
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Traded to Yankees
PNew York Yankees  F
August 31, 2016
Orozco was traded to the Yankees on Wednesday as part of a package that sent Ben Gamel to the Mariners.
Orozco is essentially the headliner for the Yankees in this trade, and it's easy to see what they like about the 19-year-old righty. He has 63 strikeouts in 48.2 innings this year with the Arizona League Mariners, thanks in large part to a fastball that sits in the mid-to-upper 90s. While he has not yet been converted fully to a relief role, that is the most likely outcome, and it could lead to him eventually sitting in the 97-98 mph range in short bursts. Look for him to move quickly through the Yankees' system if they do indeed make that transition.