New York received Lynn and cash considerations in the swap, while the Twins received infielder Tyler Austin and pitcher Luis Rijo. Lynn, 31, owns a 5.10 ERA and was 7-8 in 20 starts this year for the Twins. Last season, Lynn started a league-high 33 games and posted a 3.43 ERA for the St. Louis Cardinals. The right-handed starter was an All-Star in 2012, winning 18 games and posting a 3.78 ERA for the Cardinals.
Lynn has a $12 million salary this season and is a free agent in 2019.
Austin, 26, had a .223 average, eight home runs and 23 RBIs in 34 games this season for the Yankees. He had a .247 average, five home runs and 11 RBIs in 25 minor league contests this season. Rijo. 19, had a 2.77 ERA and a 4-1 record in seven minor league appearances this season.
"I've never been through this before," Lynn told MLB.com. "I really enjoyed my time here and I wish it had gotten off to a better start. But I really enjoyed it here; they were great to me. Great people, great organization. I see a lot of good things in the future here, and I wish them all the best and thank them for the opportunity."