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The New York Yankees today announced that they have acquired LHP Andrew Heaney and cash considerations from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for minor league right-handed pitchers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero.


Heaney, 30, went 6-7 with a 5.27 ERA (94.0IP, 92H, 56R/55ER, 31BB, 113K, 16HR) in 18 starts with the Angels in 2021. The left-handed pitcher has allowed 3R-or-fewer in 11 of his 18 starts this season. He has surrendered 29 of his 56 runs in five games (April 2 vs. Chicago-AL, May 12 at Houston, May 18 vs. Cleveland, June 22 vs. San Francisco and June 29 at the Yankees), going 6-3 with a 3.30 ERA (73.2IP, 27ER) in his other 13 starts.


Over eight Major League seasons with the Miami Marlins (2014) and Los Angeles Angels (2015-21), he has gone 30-36 with a 4.57 ERA (589.2IP, 584H, 316R/304ER,169BB, 613K, 101HR) in 109 appearances (107 starts). Heaney earned his first Major League win vs. the Yankees on June 30, 2015.


The Oklahoma City, Okla., native was originally selected by the Miami Marlins in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Oklahoma State University. He was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers from Miami with C Austin Barnes, RHP Chris Hatcher and INF Enrique Hernández in exchange for INF Dee Gordon, RHP Dan Haren, INF Miguel Rojas and cash considerations on December 10, 2014. Heaney was then acquired by the Angels from the Dodgers later that day in exchange for INF Howie Kendrick.


Junk, 25, was 4-1 with a 1.78 ERA (65.2IP, 43H, 13ER, 20BB, 68K, 6HR) in 14 games (12 starts) with Double-A Somerset this season. Over four minor league seasons in the Yankees organization (2017-19, ’21), the right-handed pitcher was 16-15 with a 3.72 ERA (254.1IP, 244H, 120R/105ER, 99BB, 230K, 25HR) in 64 games (41 starts). The Federal Way, Wash., native was originally drafted by the Yankees in the 22nd round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft out of Seattle University.


Peguero, 24, combined to go 4-1 with a 2.23 ERA (44.1IP, 28H, 14R/11ER, 16BB, 57K, 3HR) in 21 relief appearances with High-A Hudson Valley and Double-A Somerset this season. Over five minor league seasons in the Yankees organization (2016-19, ’21), the right-handed pitcher was 9-17 with a 4.63 ERA (200.1IP, 201H, 135R/103ER, 86BB, 173K, 18HR) in 69 career games (22 starts). The Cotui, D.R., native was signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2015.



Kaitlyn Brennan

Senior Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations

New York Yankees

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