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The Yankees Are Trading For An All-Star Power Hitter

Edwin Encarnacion celebrates with the Seattle Mariners.

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 09: Edwin Encarnacion #10 is congratulated by Shed Long #39 and Domingo Santana #16 of the Seattle Mariners in the dugout Domingo Santana #16 of the Seattle Mariners after hitting a two run home run, his second of the game and 400th in his career, in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 9, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

It is a day for huge trades in American pro sports. Earlier, we had the Los Angeles Lakers' long-anticipated acquisition of Anthony Davis. Now, over in baseball, the New York Yankees have made a big splash.

The Yankees are reportedly making a deal for three-time All-Star power hitter Edwin Encarnación. He is being sent over by the Seattle Mariners.

The Dominican star currently leads the American League 21 home runs on the year, along with 49 runs batted in. He's hitting .241 with a .888 OPS.

ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan broke the Edwin Encarnación trade news on Twitter moments ago.

So far, we don't know what the Yankees are dealing in return, but they clearly felt the need to bolster an already formidable lineup in a big way.

Encarnación was an All-Star in 2013, 2014, and 2016, when he led the AL in RBIs with 127 as a member of the Yankees' AL East rival Toronto Blue Jays.

He spent much of his career in Toronto, after starting his career as a Cincinnati Red in 2005. After four years in the NL Central, he was a Blue Jay from 2009-17, and then spent two years as a Cleveland Indian. This was his first season with the Mariners.

The Yankees are currently 41-27 and tied with the Tampa Bay Rays atop the AL East.