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Yankees add OF Kearns

Posted on: July 30, 2010 9:59 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2010 9:59 pm
Multiple sources, including Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and Jon Heyman of, are reporting that the Indians have traded outfielder Austin Kearns to the Yankees for a player to be named later.

Kearns (.268/.351/.413) gives the Yankees a needed right-handed bat and will allow them to sit Curtis Granderson against tough lefties. Granderson is batting just .214 against left-handers.

Kearns is owed about $270,000 for the rest of the season (the Yankees spend more than that on trophy polish), and will be a free agent after the season.

-- David Andriesen

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