New York Mets
NEW YORK -- Right-hander Gonzalez Germen, who was designated for assignment by the Mets to clear the roster spot for the addition of John Mayberry Jr., has been traded to the Yankees for cash.
Germen, 27, had a 4.75 ERA and 1.451 WHIP in 30 1/3 innings spanning 25 relief appearances with the Mets last season.
The Yankees designated Preston Claiborne for assignment to clear the roster spot.
The Mets and Yankees have made 15 player swaps all time. The most recent had been left-hander Mike Stanton for left-hander Felix Heredia in 2004.