However: Stephen Drew's OPS is .645 and Ackley's is .635, so maybe Ackley is bringing brought in as some sort of utility guy. Ackley can play the outfield, but that is a position in which the Yankees have no need. This could mean the end for Brendan Ryan or Drew, for that matter.
Change-of-scenery guy: Big things have been expected of Ackley, who was the No. 2 pick in the entire draft in 2009. That was 23 spots before a guy named Mike Trout was selected. Ackley had a pretty good rookie year, hitting .273 with six homers and 36 RBIs in 90 games. Since then, he has not been very good with a .236 average and nine homers in nearly 500 at-bats.
Numbers game: The Yankees are trying to figure out their roster before to Friday's 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline. We have a feeling more moves are coming. If not, then Ryan, Drew or Garrett Jones could be in trouble. More likely, the Yankees are going to try to clean this up.
What does it mean for Ref?: We have said for a while that we could see the Yankees trading fan favorite Rob Refsnyder at the deadline. This might be an indicator that this could happen. Refsnyder is currently at Triple-A after his brief major league second base tryout.
What they gave up: Flores looked pretty good in 12 games with the Yankees, though he hit just .219. Ramirez has never really made it in the Bronx, but at one point the Yankees thought he might be their breakout reliever in 2014, not Dellin Betances.
What is next: The most likely big addition could be a big-time reliever, such as Aroldis Chapman or Craig Kimbrel. The Yankees' theory would be to build the best bullpen to compensate for not having the best starting pitching.