The New York Yankees have acquired Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Miguel Yajure, Roansy Contreras, Maikel Escotto and— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 24, 2021
Canaan Smith, sources tell ESPN.
Taillon said the trade is "emotional" for him because he has spent his entire career with the Pirates.
Pirates have traded Jameson Taillon to Yankees. "It's emotional for me. I was last man standing from that 2010 draft class. That organization became family. Super excited to go to Yankees but this is still tough."— RobBiertempfel (@RobBiertempfel) January 24, 2021
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.