Jameson Taillon is heading to the Big Apple. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pirates trade Jameson Taillon to Yankees for prospects

The New York Yankees have had a rather slow winter, but they added to their rotation on Sunday. 

According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, the Yankees acquired Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for prospects Miguel Yajure, Roansy Contreras, Maikel Escotto, and Canaan Smith.

Taillon said the trade is "emotional" for him because he has spent his entire career with the Pirates. 

The right-hander didn't pitch in 2020 while recovering from his second Tommy John surgery. In four seasons with the Pirates, Taillon went 29-24 with a 3.67 ERA and 1.247 WHIP. 

The 29-year-old will join a rotation that includes Gerrit Cole, Corey Kluber and Luis Severino.  

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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