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Yanks acquire Maxwell from Nats for pitching prospect

CBSSports.com wire reports

NEW YORK -- The Yankees have acquired outfielder Justin Maxwell from the Washington Nationals for minor league right-hander Adam Olbrychowski.

The 27-year-old Maxwell has a .201 average in three big league seasons with nine homers and 26 RBI. He batted .144 with three homers and 12 RBI in 104 at-bats for Washington last year, and hit .287 with six homers and 21 RBI for Triple-A Syracuse.

The 25-year-old Olbrychowski was 3-2 with a 3.90 ERA in one start and 31 relief appearances last year for Class A Tampa and Double-A Trenton.

New York cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder Jordan Parraz for assignment Wednesday.

Washington also reached minor-league deals with right-handed reliever Cla Meredith and infielder Alex Cora and invited them to spring training.

The 27-year-old Meredith was 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in 21 games for Baltimore last season. The 35-year-old Cora hit a combined .210 with the New York Mets and Texas last season.

Washington sent right-hander Shairon Martis outright to Syracuse. He will attend big league spring training.

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