Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 3:19pm

MIKE FORD MOVED TO TAMPA BAY

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired first baseman Mike Ford from the New York Yankees for a player to be named later (Aldenis Sanchez - 07/01/21) and cash.

What does it give the Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays will send Ford to Triple-A Durham for the time being, but do not be surprised if he is recalled in short order. He could form a time-sharing tandem with fellow left-handed batter Ji-Man Choi at first base.

What does it give the New York Yankees
The Yankees were able to secure a future asset and some cash in exchange for Ford, after designating him for assignment recently. They were comfortable in sending him to a division rival, too.

Fantasy impact
There is no fantasy impact here, as Ford will probably be used like most Rays players are used...without everyday playing time. Plus, Ford has to be recalled first and foremost. Pass.

Player focus

New York Yankees

cash

Aldenis Sanchez OF

a player to be named later - Aldenis Sanchez

Tampa Bay Rays

Mike Ford 1B