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Rockies trade Chris Martin to Yankees for cash

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Colorado designated Martin for assignment last week. Now, he'll be wearing a different color of pinstripes.

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The New York Yankees have acquired relief pitcher Chris Martin from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for cash considerations. YES Network's Jack Curry  first reported the deal.

Martin, 28, was designated for assignment last week by the Rockies, who needed to create space on their 40-man roster for recently signed catcher Nick Hundley. Martin posted a rather unlucky 6.89 ERA (his FIP was more than three runs lower) in 15⅔ innings for Colorado in 2014.

A heartfelt message to Martin, the best part of the return in last offseason's Jonathan Herrera trade:

Don't Panic, Chris, for Everything's Not Lost. After all, you'll get to experience a good kind of A Rush of Blood to the Head, and if you pitch like you're capable of pitching -- at High Speed -- you could wind up taking on the role of the great 42 in the Bronx. Be grateful you're out of Colorado, because remember: We Never Change.

See You Soon.