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Sal Fasano, he of glorious Fu Manchu mustache, has been traded. Fasano was placed on waivers earlier this week, after returning to the Phillies from a knee injury. Now he’s headed to the Yankees. From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

The Phillies have made a trade.

They shipped catcher Sal Fasano, whom they designated for assignment this weekend, to the New York Yankees for infield prospect Hector Made. Made, who is listed as a second baseman, will join single-A Clearwater.

Made, 21, hit 286 with three homers and 28 RBIs this season for Tampa. He has hit .459 (17 for 37) in his last 10 games. Born in the Dominican Republic, Made signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Yankees in 2001. He entered this season a career .272 hitter with a career .333 on-base percentage in four seasons in the Yankees farm system.

No word on whether Fasano will join the Yankees right away or whether he will toil in the minors for a while.

UPDATE: Fasano is with the Yanks. He started at catcher Wednesday night and went 1-3 with a single and a passed ball. As umpbumper Nick points out, the Yankees designated Kelly Stinnett for assignment to make room for Fasano.

7 Responses to “Fasano traded”

  1. Nick Kapur says:

    He’s definitely joining the Yankees. They designated Kelly Stinnett to make room for him.

  2. I love the trade deadline, which is why I offer the following trade deadline haiku:

    Front office showdown,
    The Pirates, run by monkeys,
    Cashman strikes again.

  3. Sarah Green says:

    I feel, for the Red Sox, that the limerick format is perhaps more evocative:

    A Half-Game Ahead
    By Sarah Green

    There once was trade deadline nearing
    And rumors were all we were hearing
    But four o’clock came
    The Sox stayed the same
    And relief soon gave way to fearing.

  4. Nick Kapur says:

    Hahahaha. You are both brilliant poets! Well done.

    The Pirates *are* run by monkeys. Actually, wait, that is kinda unfair to monkeys. I feel like even monkeys would have turned down Shawn Chacon.

  5. Wow- Sarah! You are unreal.
    Its a poem-off!

    (In iambic pentameter of course. Well, almost)

    Shall I compare trades to a summer’s day?
    Theo art more lovely and more temperate:
    Rough winds do shake the darling Roberto Hernandez’s of May,
    And summer’s lease hath all too short a date for Soriano:

    Yeah,… that wasn’t very good.

  6. Sarah Green says:

    Jeb, that was terrible. Like the Red Sox FO, you should have quit while you were ahead.

  7. Nick Kapur says:

    Aww, Jeb, you were winning before that last one!

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