The Astros have dealt 24-year old lefty swinging outfielder Fernando Martinez to the Yankees for 22-year old righty reliever Charles Basford. Martinez played in 11 games for the Astros this year and he was 6 for 33 (.182 avg, .501 OPS) with 1 run scored, 1 homer and 3 RBIs. Martinez played in 52 games in his two years with the Astros and he was 34 of 151 (.225 avg, .709 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 7 homers and 17 RBIs. Martinez won’t be missed as the Astros outrighted him to AAA-ball earlier this year. My problem with this deal is that the Astros got next to nothing for Martinez from a desperate Yankees’ team. Basford pitched in 1 game out of the pen in A-ball for the Yankees this year and he was 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP. He has now pitched in 19 games (0 starts) in his first two years in the minors and he is 2-3 with a 5.13 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP.