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L.J. Mazzilli to Yanks in rare swap with Mets

Father Lee played for both New York teams, also coached for Yankees
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In a rare trade between New York's teams, the Yankees and Mets agreed Tuesday on a deal that sent infielder/outfielder L.J. Mazzilli to the Yanks in exchange for outfielder Kendall Coleman.

Mazzilli batted .254/.340/.362 with five home runs and 40 RBIs in 110 games split between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas in 2017. He had two hits in his first six at-bats of 2018.

In a rare trade between New York's teams, the Yankees and Mets agreed Tuesday on a deal that sent infielder/outfielder L.J. Mazzilli to the Yanks in exchange for outfielder Kendall Coleman.

Mazzilli batted .254/.340/.362 with five home runs and 40 RBIs in 110 games split between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas in 2017. He had two hits in his first six at-bats of 2018.

The 27-year-old is the son of former Major Leaguer Lee Mazzilli, who was a National League All-Star with the Mets in 1979 and played for the Yankees in '82. The elder Mazzilli was a two-time World Series champion, winning a title as a player with the Mets in 1986 and as a coach with the Yanks in 2000. He also was the manager of the Orioles from 2004-05.

Coleman, 22, is a career .207/.309/.301 hitter throughout five seasons in the Minor Leagues. He has 10 homers and 86 RBIs in 231 games over that span.

History of Yankees-Mets trades
Dec. 19, 2014: Yankees purchase Gonzalez Germen from Mets
Dec. 3, 2004: Mets trade Mike Stanton to Yankees for Felix Heredia
July 16, 2003: Yankees trade Ryan Bicondoa, Jason Anderson and Anderson Garcia to Mets for Armando Benitez
Dec. 7, 2001: Yankees trade David Justice to Mets for Robin Ventura
Sept. 17, 1993: Yankees trade Kenny Greer to Mets for Frank Tanana
June 9, 1992: Mets trade Tim Burke to Yankees for Lee Guetterman
July 10, 1989: Mets trade Marcus Lawton to Yankees for Scott Nielsen
Dec. 11, 1987: Yankees trade Steve Frey, Phil Lombardi and Darren Reed to Mets for Victor Garcia and Rafael Santana
April 18, 1983: Yankees trade Tucker Ashford to Mets for a player to be named later and Steve Ray. Mets sent Felix Perdomo to Yankees to complete trade
April 1, 1980: Yankees purchase Marshall Brant from Mets
Dec. 9, 1977: Yankees trade Sergio Ferrer to Mets for Roy Staiger
July, 1972: As part of a 3-team trade, Yankees send Tommie Sheppard to Expos. Expos send Dave McDonald to Mets
June 28, 1967: Mets purchase Hal Reniff from Yankees
June 15, 1966: Mets purchase Bob Friend from Yankees

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @basebollie.

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