Nathan Eovaldi
Sep 27, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (24) throws during the first inning inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Reuters

The New York Yankees have sent Martin Prado to the Miami Marlins in exchange for Garrett Jones, Domingo German and Nathan Eovaldi. The trade also has David Phelps going to Miami plus cash considerations worth $6 million over the next two years.

It appears the centre of the five-player deal is the second baseman Prado and starting pitcher Eovalidi, who was targeted by the Yankees early in the offseason. German is a 22 year old pitching prospect.

"He has a good arm and he is young," GM Brian Cashman said via ESPN. The Yankees still have Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela as second basemen. The pair is expected to slug it out for the starting second baseman job. The Marlins will tap the 31-year old Prado, who can play second or third base. Prado hit seven home runs in 37 games in the 2014 season but missed majority of the season because of an appendectomy. Phelps, who played from the bullpen or in the starting rotation, has suited up for the past three years for the Yankees and is 5-5 with 4.38 ERA in 113 innings.

In a separate deals, New York also received relief pitcher Gonzales German from the New York Mets for cash and earlier signed Chase Headley to a 4-year $52 million contract. Cashman declared Headley as the team’s third baseman over the controversial Alex Rodriguez, whom Headley said is going to be the Yankees designated hitter.

"I can't expect Alex to be anything. I’ve got to think the worst and hope for the best. Even before the suspension, he wasn't the same player at third base on the defensive or offensive side. And that was before the suspension," Cashman said via Sports Illustrated. "And now he's been out of the game for a year. He's approaching 40 years of age. And just to automatically assume given his circumstances that he'll be able to plug right in, play third as an everyday guy and hold up and be productive, I think that would be dangerous thinking from my perspective, in the seat I'm sitting in."