Multiple sources, including Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and Jon Heyman of SI.com, 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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