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Indians send Marquina to Yankees to complete Goody trade

Yoiber Marquina was announced as the player to be named in the deal that sent Nick Goody to the Cleveland Indians from the New York Yankees.

Acquiring Nick Goody came at the expense of a player to be named later when the Indians and Yankees settled upon a trade on December 20, 2016. 

Just over four months later, that mystery name was revealed.

The Tribe sent RHP Yoiber Marquina to New York on Friday afternoon to complete the deal that yielded one of the emerging arms in the Cleveland bullpen this season.

Marquina last pitched for Single-A Lake County in 2016 with a 3.16 ERA, 11.25 K/9 and 19 saves in 31.1 innings (28 appearances) of work before he was placed on the disabled list to start the 2017 campaign with right elbow soreness as he reportedly underwent Tommy John surgery this past Monday. The 21-year-old out of Venezuela had made 69 relief outings in the Indians pipeline after he was originally signed as an international catching prospect in 2012.

Goody has found a knack with the relief unit as a middle-inning hurler with nine shutout frames under his belt. The 25-year-old has only allowed six runners to reach base and features a 0.56 WHIP and .077 opposing batting average through six major league appearances in 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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