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Yankees Tried To Land Ackley Before Deadline

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Dustin Ackley (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Dustin Ackley (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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(1090 The Fan) — Apparently Dustin Ackley could have been wearing pinstripes this past weekend had New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman agreed to cough up a pitching prospect in return.

According to a report from the New York Post, the Bronx Bombers had inquired about Ackley on the day of the trade deadline. Jack Zduriencik had asked for minor-league pitcher Bryan Mitchell in the potential swap, which ultimately ended the discussion. Yankees officials see Mitchell as a potential starting candidate in the 2015 or 2016 season.

In the first 15 games after the All-Star break, Ackley has hit for an average of .403 with two home runs, raising his season average to .258.

After New York ended trade talks with Seattle, the team traded for Martin Prado from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

 

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