Bartleski, Trahan join Thunder
Trahan, on the other hand, took a decidedly different path. The Yankees purchased his contract from the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association. With the Explorers, Trahan, another right-hander, was 6-5 with a 2.59 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 59 frames.
Explorers' manager Les Lancaster offered this comment through a press release:
"I am very excited that David is getting this opportunity, as we have had several clubs contact us during the season about him and I was really surprised he was not taken prior to now based on the interest we received. The Yankees are getting a quality individual with a great work ethic and plus arm."