Yankees deal lefthander Tyler Webb to Brewers for prospect Garrett Cooper

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The Yankees have added one of the hottest hitters in the minor leagues to their farm system.

The Yankees have reportedly dealt left-handed reliever Tyler Webb to the Brewers in exchange for first baseman/outfielder prospect Garrett Cooper.

Cooper, who started for the Pacific Coast League in Wednesday's Triple-A All-Star Game, is hitting.366/.428/.652 for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in his second season at the Triple-A level, and was selected by the Brewers in the sixth round of the 2013 draft. He leads all Triple-A players in batting average and doubles (29).

NY is now tied with the Rays at 3.5 games back of the Red Sox for first place in the American League East.

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At Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Webb had made 21 appearances out of the bullpen and pitched to the tune of a 3.24 ERA.

Garrett Cooper plays for the Brevard County Manatees of the Florida State League in August 2015. With Greg Bird battling injury problems, Chris Carter provided little before he was released. And Tyler Austin hasn't been able to stay healthy.

While he is also capable of playing outfield, he is primarily a first baseman. In seven appearances, he has a 0-0 record and 4.50 ERA.

Webb, who played his college baseball at the University of SC, was originally selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 48th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft. He was picked up by the Pirates in the 2015 Rule 5 Draft but was dealt back to NY this year.