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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Yanks Get Pudge

The Yankees traded their designated home run thrower Kyle Farnsworth to the Detroit Tigers today for catcher Ivan [Pudge] Rodriguez. Pudge is batting 295 this season with 5 home runs and 32 RBI's. The Yankees made this trade after Posada decided to have surgery that would end any chance of him coming back and playing this season. Pudge is in the last year of his contract he signed with Detroit so this is probably a one year & done but money really isn't a big issue for the Yankees so they can afford to make this kind of deal.

Now the question is whether the Red Sox will be able to dump Manny before he flees to Iraq.