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Tribe adds bullpen depth in trade with Yankees

Another acquisition relative to the Cleveland Indians 40-man roster came in the form of RHP Nick Goody from the New York Yankees on Tuesday afternoon. The Tribe will deal either cash considerations or a player to be named later in exchange for the bullpen arm.

Free agent relief pitchers like Brad Ziegler, Brett Cecil and Aroldis Chapman have all relocated and found new homes this off-season.

Add RHP Nick Goody to this rapidly expanding list of bullpen reinforcements.

Approximately one month after Jeff Manship was not tendered a contract, the Cleveland Indians acquired RHP Nick Goody from the New York Yankees for a player to be named or cash considerations on Tuesday afternoon.

As a member of the Yankees, Goody logged 34 major league relief appearances over the past two campaigns and has a 4.66 career earned run average (34.2 IP, 36 H, 18 R, 18 ER, 15 BB, 37 K).

Aside from his mediocre major league tenure, Goody's MiLB resume is substantially more impressive in that opposing hitters batted .146 against him in his 18 International League appearances in 2016 (0-1, 1.93 ERA, 23.2 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 35 K).

A prosperous minor league career and keen ability to put away opposing hitters led Goody to an eye-popping 13 strikeouts per 9 innings from 2012-2016.

The 25-year-old out of Orlando, FL was New York's sixth round selection in 2012 out of Louisiana State University. All four seasons of Goody's professional career have been with the Yankees.

With the transaction, the Indians 40-man roster officially stands at a full capacity of 40 players.

The Tribe is required to announce their portion of the trade by May 5, 2017.

John Alfes has covered the Indians for IBI since August of 2016. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season long.

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