Yankees acquire RHP Gonzalez Germen from New York Mets

The New York Yankees today announced they have acquired RHP Gonzalez Germen from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations.

Germen, 27, did not record a decision in 25 relief appearances with the Mets in 2014, posting a 4.75 ERA (30.1IP, 16ER). He also spent time with Triple-A Las Vegas, going 3-1 with six saves and a 2.38 ERA (22.2IP, 6ER) in 18 appearances out of the bullpen.

In 54 career Major League relief appearances over parts of two seasons with the Mets (2013-14), the La Romana, D.R., native has gone 1-2 with one save and a 4.31 ERA (64.2IP, 31ER). He was originally signed by New York-NL as a non-drafted free agent on October 10, 2007.

This trade marks the first between the Yankees and Mets since December 3, 2004, when the Yankees acquired LHP Mike Stanton in exchange for LHP Felix Heredia.

To make room for Germen on the 40-man roster, RHP Preston Claiborne was designated for assignment.