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The New York Yankees acquired outfielder Dustin Ackley from the Seattle Mariners on Thursday in exchange for outfielder Ramon Flores and pitcher Jose Ramirez, according to the New York Post. Ackley, the second overall pick in the 2009 draft, has hit .243 with a .672 OPS in 2,012 career at-bats.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 1 month ago

Ackley hit his fifth home run as part of a 3-for-4 game Tuesday against Kansas City. He scored twice and knocked in two runs.

Ackley only had two starts in the last 10 games with one hit in nine at-bats over that stretch, so Tuesday's performance was a major slumpbuster. Mark Trumbo, in a slump of his own, was on the bench on Tuesday, and it's possible that could open the door for more consistent at-bats for Ackley.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 2 months ago

Ackley has been added to Thursday's lineup and will bat eighth as the Mariners' second baseman.

Robinson Cano was a late scratch from the lineup due to stiffness in his lower back. Thursday's start marks Ackley's first appearance at second base on the season and his first start since Sunday.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 2 months ago

Ackley has been added to Thursday's starting lineup.

With Logan Morrison scratched for undisclosed reasons, new trade acquisition Mark Trumbo will slot in at first base as Seth Smith moves to right field and bumps Nelson Cruz to the DH role. Ackley will step into the vacated spot in left, but his playing time will be reduced significantly moving forward with Trumbo expected assume a large role in the outfield.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 2 months ago

Ackley, who is batting .190, lost his starting left-field job Wednesday when the Mariners traded for Mark Trumbo.

General Manager Jack Zdurienick said Trumbo likely will be in a OF-DH-1B rotation, which will allow Ackley to still get at-bats. But more often than not, it's going to be Trumbo in left. Rickie Weeks likely will be released before Ackley to make room on the roster, but it wouldn't surprise if the Mariners finally gave up on the 2009 second overall pick.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 2 months ago

Ackley is out of the lineup Tuesday, 710 ESPN's Shannon Drayer reports.

With lefty CC Sabathia takling the ball for the Yankees the Mariners will go with a righty-heavy lineup Tuesday. Look for Ackley to be back in the mix Wednesday with righty Masahiro Tanaka on the mound for the Yankees.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 2 months ago

Ackley hit his first home run Thursday since April 13, giving him four for the year.

Ackley, who hit three homers in his first five games, has four extra-base hits (three doubles) in his last 37 games. His time as a Mariner is nearing an end. The Mariners are carrying six relievers, but when an extra arm is necessary, Ackley could be the one to go to make room. He's out of options, so the Mariners would have to pass him through waivers to keep the 2009 second overall draft pick.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 2 months ago

Ackley is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays, Shannon Drayer of ESPN reports.

Ackley will return to the bench after getting the start Sunday against Toronto and going 1-for-3 at the plate. He'll give way to Justin Ruggiano in center field Monday. Ruggiano will bat sixth against Rays' starter Jake Odorizzi.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 2 months ago

Ackley is back in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Ackley will cover center field and bat eighth in the order after spending the first two games of the series on the bench. The outfielder owns a .226 on-base percentage for the season and will only have a tougher time picking up consistent at-bats once Austin Jackson (ankle) returns from the DL.

Dustin Ackley LF/CF NYY 2 months ago

Ackley is not in the starting lineup Saturday against Toronto left-hander Mark Buehrle, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

The Mariners have not started Ackley against a left-handed starter yet this season, so it's safe to consider this a strict platoon. The Mariners will use Justin Ruggiano in center field Saturday while Rickie Weeks draws into the lineup to play left.