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Yankees deal Kratz to Crew, release Lind

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The Yankees traded Minor League catcher Erik Kratz to the Brewers in exchange for cash or a player to be named on Friday. The club also released first baseman Adam Lind from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

New York also announced that the club acquired Minor League catcher Wilkin Castillo from the Atlantic League's Long Island Ducks on Thursday. Castillo will report to Triple-A.

The Yankees traded Minor League catcher Erik Kratz to the Brewers in exchange for cash or a player to be named on Friday. The club also released first baseman Adam Lind from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

New York also announced that the club acquired Minor League catcher Wilkin Castillo from the Atlantic League's Long Island Ducks on Thursday. Castillo will report to Triple-A.

The Brewers acquired Kratz after designating catcher Jett Bandy for assignment on Friday. The veteran Kratz hit .269 over 17 games with the RailRiders, knocking four home runs and driving in six while slugging .538.

This is the second time in 2018 that the Yankees have released Lind, who did not log an official at-bat with New York. Lind spent time with the Pinstripes in Spring Training and signed again with the club on a Minor League contract on April 18. The veteran hit .302 and compiled an .838 OPS over 24 games between Scranton and Class A Advanced Tampa, with three home runs and 14 RBIs. Lind is a career .272 hitter with 200 home runs over 12 Major League seasons, most recently logging MLB time with the Nationals in 2017.

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.

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