Hello, John Ryan Murphy

Position: catcher. … Age: 24 (born May 13, 1991, in Bradenton, Fla.) … Drafted in the second round out of high school by the Yankees in 2009. … Made major league debut on Sept. 2, 2013. … Appeared in a career-high 67 games with the Yankees in 2015 (.277 average, three HRs, 14 RBI) and made 43 starts at catcher. … Hit a ninth-inning three-run homer off Twins closer Glen Perkins on July 25 at Target Field in an 8-5 comeback victory by the Yankees. … Expected at first to share time with incumbent catcher Kurt Suzuki.

 

So long, Aaron Hicks

Position: outfielder. … Age: 26 (born Oct. 2, 1989, in San Pedro, Calif.) … Drafted in the first round out of high school by the Twins in 2008. … Made major league debut on April 1, 2013. … Appeared in a career-high 97 games with the Twins in 2015 (.256 average, 11 HRs, 33 RBI) and made 95 starts in the outfield (87 in center field). The switch-hitter batted .307 in 101 at-bats against lefthanders. Also led the team with 13 stolen bases. … Yankees GM Brian Cashman called him “a young, exciting talent.”

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