The Phillies have traded popular catcher Sal Fasano to the Yankees for minor league shortstop Hector Made four days after Fasano was designated for assignment.
The Phils get a 21-year-old Dominican infielder who was hitting .286 with three home runs and 28 RBIs in 86 games for Class-A Tampa. According the AP, the Phils have assigned him to Class-A Clearwater.
According to scout.com, Made receives high marks for smooth fielding, plate dicipline and has all the tools to be a major-league contributor.
Any boost to the Phillies ragged minor league infield is a plus, especially when the cost is a player hanging in limbo. Made looks like a good one, and at 21, not much of a project, either.