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.