Yankees Trade Lefty Reliever Stephen Tarpley to Marlins

News has dropped on this Wednesday afternoon that permits baseball buffs to take a step (or two) away from the unrelenting fallout of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal.

The New York Yankees have traded left-handed hurler Stephen Tarpley to the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league third baseman James Nelson and an undisclosed sum of cash.

To make room on their 40-man, Miami has designated southpaw Brian Moran for assignment.

Tarpley, of course, was DFA'd to create a roster spot following the Yanks' agreement with then-free agent Brett Gardner on the terms of a fresh contract.

The 26-year-old struggled mightily following his promotion to the majors in 2019, logging a 6.93 ERA over 24.2 innings before being demoted back to the minor league ranks.

In two seasons with the Pinstripes, Tarpley made 31 appearances and mustered an appalling 5.88 ERA and 47 strikeouts across 33.2 innings.

Following those shortcomings, it wouldn't at all be surprising if he begins the 2020 campaign in Miami's farm system.