Trades for veteran players business as usual for Yankees

Ichiro singles in his first at-bat as a Yankee. (Getty Images)

After the Yankees traded for Ichiro Suzuki on Monday, shortstop Derek Jeter noted that trading for a veteran is something the Yankees have always done since he joined the team in 1996 when the Yankees added Cecil Fielder.

Fielder hit 13 home runs in 53 regular-season games for the Yankees that season, while knocking in 14 runs and hitting three home runs in playoffs as New York topped the Braves in the World Series. If Suzuki fits in as well, plenty of Yankees fans will be happy.

Ichiro to the Yankees

But as Jeter noted, adding a veteran during the season has been a common practice as the team has reached the playoffs in 16 of the last 17 seasons, winning five World Series.

Here's some of the notable mid-season trades the team has made in the Jeter era:

2010
OF Austin Kearns from the Indians for RHP Zach McAllister
1B Lance Berkman from the Astros for RHP Mark Melancon and 3B Jimmy Paredes
RHP Kerry Wood from the Indians for RHP Andrew Shive and 2B Matt Cusick

2009
IF Eric Hinske from the Pirates for RHP Casey Erickson and C Eric Fryer
IF Jerry Hairston Jr. from the Reds for C Chase Weems

2008
LHP Damaso Marte and OF Xavier Nady from the Pirates for RHP Jeff Karstens, RHP Daniel McCutchen, RHP Ross Ohlendorf and OF Jose Tabata
C Ivan Rodriguez from Tigers for RHP Kyle Farnsworth

2007
C Jose Molina from the Angles for RHP Jeff Kennard
IF Wilson Betemit from the Dodgers for RHP Scott Proctor

2006
C Sal Fasano from the Phillies for INF Hector Made
OF Bobby Abreu and RHP Corey Lidle from the Phillies for INF C.J. Henry, RHP Jesus Sanchez, RHP Carlos Monasterios and LHP Matt Smith
OF Craig Wilson from the Pirates for RHP Shawn Chacon

2005
RHP Shawn Chacon from the Rockies for RHP Eduardo Sierra and RHP Ramon Ramirez
LHP Al Leiter from the Marlins as part of a condition deal
OF Matt Lawton from the Cubs for RHP Justin Berg

2004
RHP Esteban Loaiza from the White Sox for RHP Jose Contreras

2003
RHP Dan Miceli from the Indians as part of a conditional deal
OF Ruben Sierra from the Rangers for OF Marcus Thames
RHP Armando Benitez from the Mets for RHP Ryan Bicondoa, RHP Jason Anderson and RHP Anderson Garcia
LHP Jesse Orosco from the Padres as part of a conditional deal
3B Aaron Boone from the Reds for LHP Brandon Claussen, LHP Charlie Manning and cash
LHP Jeff Nelson from the Mariners for Armando Benitiez

2002
OF Raul Mondesi from the Blue Jays for LHP Scott Wiggins
RHP Jeff Weaver from the Tigers as part of a three-team trade that send RHP Jason Arnold, OF John-Ford Griffin and LHP Ted Lilly to Oakland

2001
RHP Jay Witasick from the Padres for IF D'Angelo Jimenez
RHP Mark Wohlers from the Reds for RHP Ricardo Aramboles
C Bobby Estalella and RHP Joe Smith for RHP Brian Boehringer
LHP Sterling Hitchcock from the Padres for OF Darren Blackely and RHP Brett Jodie
IF Randy Velarde from the Rangers for LHP Randy Flores and RHP Rosman Garcia

2000
IF Jose Vizcaino from the Dodgers for C Jim Leyritz
OF David Justice from the Indians for RHP Zach Day, OF Ricky Ledee, RHP Jake Westbrook
LHP Denny Neagle and OF Mike Frank from the Reds for OF Jackson Melian, 3B Drew Henson, RHP Brian Reith and LHP Ed Yarnall
OF Glenallen Hill from the Cubs for RHP Ben Ford and LHP Oswaldo Mairena
IF Luis Sojo from the Pirates for RHP Chris Spurling
* Yankees also selected Jose Canseco off of waivers from the Devil Rays

1999
C Jim Leyritz from the Padres for RHP Geraldo Padua

1997
OF Chad Curtis from the Indians for RHP David Weathers
C Mike Stanley and IF Randy Brown from the Red Sox for RHP Tony Armas and RHP Jim Mecir
SS Rey Sanchez from the Cubs for RHP Frisco Parotte

1996
OF Mike Aldrete from the Angles for RHP Rich Monteleone
LHP Billy Brewer from the Dodgers for RHP Mike Judd
DH Cecil Fielder from the Tigers for OF Ruben Sierra and Matt Drews
RHP David Weathers from the Marlins for RHP Mark Hutton
LHP Graeme Lloyd, IF Pat Listach and RHP Ricky Bones from the Brewers for RHP Bob WIckman and OF Gerald Williams
IF Charlie Hayes from the Pirates for RHP Chris Corn
* Signed Darryl Strawberry from an independent league

If there's one take away for the Mariners from this list, it's not to expect much from the prospects the Yankees surrendered in the deal.

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