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New York Yankees acquire Dustin Ackley

In what was their first move at the trade deadline, the New York Yankees acquired Dustin Ackley in a trade with the Seattle Mariners. In return, the Mariners received minor league outfielder Ramon Flores and minor league reliever Jose Ramirez. Ackley, the second overall pick in the 2009 amateur draft, has yet to live up to the lofty expectations that such a high draft pick has attached...
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New York Yankees OF Dustin Ackley has shaved his beard

It's the end of an era.Dustin Ackley, traded from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees on Thursday, has played in Seattle since 2011 with a beard that just wouldn't quit.However, new team, new rules.The New York Yankees famously have a rule that players aren't allowed to play with facial hair (just mustaches). As such, Ackley was forced to shave.Here's a look at the new Dustin Ackley:
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Yankees get Dustin Ackley from Mariners for two minor leaguers

The Seattle Mariners didn’t figure to make too much noise before Friday’s trade deadline. But the team did finally cut loose a top draft pick that just never developed into the star he was projected to be. Dustin Ackley was traded to the New York Yankees on Thursday in exchange for two minor leaguers. The 27-year-old was Seattle’s No. 1 draft pick (selected second overall)...
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Yankees get Ackley from Mariners in 3-player trade

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The New York Yankees have acquired utility player Dustin Ackley from the Seattle Mariners for a pair of minor leaguers. New York sent right-hander Jose Ramirez and outfielder Ramon Flores to the Mariners in the deal completed Thursday, a day before the non-waiver trade deadline. Ackley is hitting .215 with six home runs and 19 RBIs in 85 games for the Mariners...
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New York Yankees acquire Dustin Ackley from the Seattle Mariners

It wasn’t too long ago that the New York Yankees were the American League East team pulling off major mid-season trades to best position itself for the stretch run. Working under a different philosophy, New York has seen the division-rival Toronto Blue Jays add both Troy Tulowitzki and David Price while remaining quiet itself. Until now. The Yankees made a semi-minor deal to acquire...
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Yankees finally get Dustin Ackley

The Yankees had been chasing Dustin Ackley for a while. I don’t know exactly how long the pursuit had gone on, but I remember rumors around the 2013 winter meetings, and they’ve popped up from time to time since. Somewhere, in the back of his mind, Brian Cashman maintained his interest in Ackley, and now […]
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Yankees reportedly acquire outfielder Ackley from Mariners

The New York Yankees have acquired outfielder Dustin Ackley from the Seattle Mariners, as first reported by the YES Network on Thursday. In exchange for Ackley, the Mariners will receive outfielder Ramon Flores and right-hander Jose Ramirez, according to the report. Ackley, 27, is hitting .215/.270/.366 with six homers and 19 RBI in 85 games this season. The second overall pick in...
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Why hasn’t the Seattle Mariners given up on Dustin Ackley

When the Seattle Mariners called Dustin Ackley up to the Majors in 2011, it was expected that their second baseman of the future had arrived. The then 23-year old, Ackley, hit for a .273 batting average (.348 on-base percentage) with six home runs, seven triples, 16 doubles, drove in 36 runs, and scored another 39 while stealing six bases and posting a 3.4 WAR (wins above replacement...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Ackley red-hot again in July - as usual

Dustin Ackley is a confusing player. While the Seattle Mariners' outfielder hasn't quite made good on all the hype and attention he received as a prospect, he does occasionally flash signs of offensive promise. Ackley's overall slash line is just .221/.280/.378 with six home runs and 18 RBI, but his gaudy line in July so far is .381/.435/.667, with five of those 18 overall RBIs driven...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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