Saturday, July 31, 2010

Yankees acquire Lance Berkman, Austin Kearns

The trading deadline just wouldn't be the the same without the Yankees as a participant.  The Yankees made two moves today, acquiring First Baseman Lance Berkman from the Houston Astros, and then acquired Outfielder Austin Kearns from the Cleveland Indians.

Berkman, who had a no-trade clause, decided an opportunity to win a World Series, was worth leaving the only organization he has known.  Berkman has had a disappointing offensive season, hitting just .245 with 13 HR's and 49 RBI's.  He is expected to fill the DH role, vacated by the injured Nick Johnson.

Austin Kearns has had a decent 2010 in Cleveland, hitting .268 with 8 HR's and 42 RBI's.  He should be a solid backup for the Yankees.

Kevin Says:  Decent move for the Yanks, it at least gives them a solid veteran to man the DH position.  He should make their lineup a little bit deeper.  Kearns will give them a solid bat of off the bench.

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