yankees got martin prado
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2014
In return, the D’backs receive catching prospect Peter O’Brien to Steve Gilbert at mlb.com.
— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) July 31, 2014
There may also be a player to be named later or cash according to the D’backs’ Twitter account.
OFFICIAL: #Dbacks acquire C Peter O’Brien and either a PTBNL or cash considerations from the Yankees for INF Martin Prado.
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 31, 2014
Prado was the main player the Snakes received in the deal that sent Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves. Last year, he knocked in a career-high 82 runs after a very slow start. In 2014, the 30-year old Prado started slowly again but has recently warmed up. He has five home runs and 42 RBI’s with a slash line of .270/.317/.370
The Yankees are deep in catching prospects with O’Brien thought of as the second or third best one. At Double A Trenton this year, he hit 23 home runs with 51 RBI’s and a line of .245/.296/.555. The 24-year old O’Brien was taken in the second round of the 2012 Draft out of the University of Miami (FL).