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Report: Yankees acquire Austin Kearns from Indians

Jul 30, 2010, 9:28 PM EDT

Just a short while ago, Jon Paul Morosi of tipped us off that Austin Kearns was removed from the seventh inning of tonight’s game against the Blue Jays for a pinch-runner. Very curiously timed because of tomorrow’s trade deadline.

Well, it was done for a very important reason, because the Yankees have acquired Kearns, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Indians are expected to receive a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Kearns, who was signed to a minor league contract over the winter, has had somewhat of a resurgent season with the Tribe, batting .272/.354/.419 with eight homers and 42 RBI in 301 at-bats. At minimum, he’ll give Joe Girardi a right-handed bat off the bench capable of playing all three outfield positions.

  1. Pisano - Jul 30, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    I can’t figure this move , they need relief pitching . Go figure .

  2. Spokes - Jul 30, 2010 at 11:55 PM

    Well, they also do need bench bats. They are not going to trust Colin Curtis or Juan Miranda in the postseason.
    Funny but cliched statement I heard from a Red Sox fan tonight on the radio … he said that this is nothing more than”the rich getting richer!” That’s funny to me because I’m not sure how Kearns, or Berkman for that matter, falls under that “richer” heading. If the Yanks wanted to get “richer”, they would have traded for Lee, Oswalt, Haren, Dunn, etc. I know Berkman’s a big name, but his best days are far behind him. These are just situational bats.
    But I guess I shouldn’t expect anything less from Red Sox fans when the Yankees improve their roster.

  3. Pisano - Jul 31, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    As the saying goes “consider the source” Red Sox fans are so consumed with hatred towards the Yankees , that they’re blind to any move the Yankees make . I called it at the start of the season , the Sox will finish third , if they’re lucky .

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