Yankees acquire Warren, Torres, McKinney, Crawford from Cubs

The New York Yankees today announced they have acquired right-handed pitcher Adam Warren, shortstop Gleyber Torres and outfielders Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for LHP Aroldis Chapman.

Warren is expected to join the Yankees in Houston, Torres and Crawford will be assigned to Single-A Tampa and McKinney will be assigned to Double-A Trenton.

Warren, 28, was 3-2 with a 5.91 ERA (35.0IP, 23ER) and 27K in 29 games (one start) with the Cubs this season. He made his lone start on July 6 vs. Cincinnati, holding the Reds to 1ER in 5.0IP. He also made two starts for Triple-A Iowa, posting a 4.15 ERA (8.2IP, 4ER) without recording a decision. Warren was acquired by Chicago-NL from the Yankees with a player to be named later (Brendan Ryan) on December 8, 2015, in exchange for INF Starlin Castro.

In 2015, the Birmingham, Ala., native went 7-7 with one save and a 3.29 ERA (131.1IP, 48ER) and 104K in 43 games (17 starts) with the Yankees, setting career highs in wins, games started, innings pitched and strikeouts. He was one of just two pitchers in the Majors to make at least 15 starts and 20 relief appearances in 2015, joining the Twins' Trevor May (16 starts, 32 relief appearances). He also became the first Yankee to reach those totals in the same season since Ramiro Mendoza in 1997 (15GS, 24 relief appearances).

Warren was originally selected by the Yankees in the fourth round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft and went 13-15 with five saves, a 3.39 ERA (289.1IP, 109ER) and 245K in 147 games (20 starts) over parts of four Major League seasons (2012-15) with the club. In his Major League career, he has gone 16-17 with a 3.66 ERA (324.1IP, 132ER).

Torres, 19, has spent the entire 2016 season with Single-A Myrtle Beach, batting .275 (98-for-356) with 62R, 24 doubles, 3 triples, 9HR, 47RBI and 19SB in 94 games. In midseason rankings, the consensus top prospect in the Cubs organization was listed as baseball's 24th-best prospect by MLB.com, 26th-best by ESPN and 27th-best by Baseball America. He entered the 2016 season named by Baseball America as the Cubs' top prospect and the No. 41 prospect in all of minor league baseball.

In 2015, the right-handed hitter was named the Midwest League's "Prospect of the Year," combining to hit .287 (140-for-487) with 54R, 23 doubles, 3HR and 64RBI in 126 games with Single-A South Bend and Single-A Myrtle Beach. He led all South Bend players in batting average (.293), doubles (24), RBI (62) and total bases (179). He was also a Midwest League Mid- and Postseason All-Star.

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Torres was signed by the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2013, and made his professional debut in 2014. In his minor league career, he has hit .285 (292-for-1,025) with 153R, 55 doubles, 14 triples, 14HR and 144RBI in 270 games.

McKinney, 21, batted .252 (75-for-298) with 37R, 12 doubles, 3 triples, 1HR and 31RBI in 88 games with Double-A Tennessee in 2016. He entered the season tabbed by ESPN as the Cubs' fourth-best prospect (69th-best in baseball) and by Baseball America as the organization's seventh-best prospect. In midseason rankings, he was tabbed by MLB.com as the 75th-best prospect on the Top-100 Prospects list (fifth-best in the Cubs organization).

Born in Dallas, Tex., the left-handed hitter was originally selected by Oakland in the first round (24th overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. He was acquired by the Cubs with SS Addison Russell, RHP Dan Straily and cash considerations from the A's in exchange for RHPs Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija on July 5, 2014. Over parts of four minor league seasons (2013-16), he has hit .281 (381-for-1,356) with 193R, 76 doubles, 15 triples, 22HR and 190RBI in 375 games, appearing in all three outfield positions.

Crawford, 22, hit .255 (84-for-329) with 59R, 18 doubles, 8 triples, 3HR, 30RBI and 22SB in 83 games with Single-A Myrtle Beach this season, appearing primarily in center field. He batted .321 (26-for-81) off left-handed pitching, compared to a .234 (58-for-248) mark against right-handers.

Born in Macon, Ga., the left-handed hitter was originally selected by the Cubs in the 11th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. In 2014, he was named a Northwest League Midseason All-Star after batting .259 (77-for-297) with 13 doubles, 7 triples, 1HR and 34RBI in 71 games with Single-A Boise. In 312 games over parts of five minor league seasons (2012-16), Crawford has batted .256 (296-for-1,155) with 184R, 49 doubles, 23 triples, 8HR, 125RBI and 70SB. 

Chapman, 28, was 3-0 with 20 saves (in 21 opportunities), a 2.01 ERA (31.1IP, 7ER) and 44 strikeouts in 31 relief appearances with the Yankees in 2016. He earned his 20th save of the season on Friday vs. San Francisco, becoming the 11th player in franchise history with at least 20 saves in a season for the club and fifth different such pitcher in the last five seasons (also Andrew Miller - 36 in 2015, David Robertson - 39 in 2014, Mariano Rivera - 44 in 2013 and Rafael Soriano - 42 in 2012). Since making his Major League debut in 2010, he leads all relievers with a 15.16 K/9.0IP ratio (350.1IP, 590K) and ranks second in strikeouts. The Cuba native was acquired by the Yankees from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for RHPs Caleb Cotham and Rookie Davis and INFs Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda on December 28, 2015. He spent his first six Major League seasons with the Reds (2010-15). Chapman began the 2016 season on the restricted list after accepting a 30-game suspension for violating MLB's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, and was reinstated on May 9.