Yanks land reliever Germen in deal with Mets

Yanks land reliever Germen in deal with Mets

NEW YORK -- The Yankees acquired right-handed reliever Gonzalez Germen from the Mets on Friday in exchange for cash considerations.

The crosstown trade marked the first deal between the New York rivals in more than a decade. The last trade between the Yanks and Mets came on Dec. 3, 2004, when the Yankees sent Felix Heredia to the Mets in exchange for Mike Stanton.

As for Germen, the 27-year-old righty racked up a 4.75 ERA over 25 appearances for the Mets this past season. He has tallied a 4.31 overall ERA in his 54 outings over parts of two seasons with the Mets.

The Mets had designated Germen for assignment on Monday in order to make room for recently signed outfielder John Mayberry Jr.

Paul Casella is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.