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Pudge traded to New York

July 30, 2008


The Yankees acquired 14-time All-Star and catcher Ivan Rodriguez from the Tigers on Wednesday in exchange for right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth. The Yankees were in need of a catcher due to Jorge Posadas' decision to have season-ending surgery on his throwing-shoulder. Rodriguez is having a rough year offensively, by batting .295 with five home runs and 32 RBIs in 82 games this season. A career .302 hitter, the 37-year-old catcher is in his 18th Major League season. Nonetheless Pudge is a huge upgrade from the catching tandem of Jose Molina and Chad Moeller. Farnsworth, 32,is having a decent season posting a 3.65 ERA in 45 appearances.

The Yankees will remove Chad Moeller from their roster before Wednesday's game to address their bullpen needs, probably by promoting a reliever from the minors. Rodriguez is expected to be in uniform on Thursday as the Yankees meet the Angels to open a four-game series at Yankee Stadium.

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