Duran will be traded by the Yankees to the Rangers along with Trevor Hauver, Josh Smith and Glenn Otto in exchange for Joely Rodriguez and Joey Gallo, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Duran has spent the 2021 season with High-A Hudson Valley and experienced plenty of success. He's maintained a .290/.374/.533 line -- good for a 141 wRC+ -- while striking out a 23.9 percent clip and walking 9.4 percent of the time. Though he won't reach the majors for a few seasons, Duran should be considered among the Rangers' better middle-infield prospects.
The Yankees announced Wednesday that Wells received an invitation to big-league camp as a non-roster invitee. Duran, 21, is considered one of the top middle-infield prospects in the organization. The Yankees will allow the second baseman to train with some of the organization's more established players early on in camp, but he'll likely be assigned to minor-league camp shortly after the exhibition schedule gets underway. Duran most recently appeared for the Yankees' New York-Penn League affiliate in 2019, slashing .256/.329/.496 with 13 home runs and 11 stolen bases over 66 games.
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