July 31, 2009

Yanks add Jerry Hairston Jr., Nothing more at deadline

According to the Star-Ledger, the Yankees and Reds agreed to a deal sending utilityman Jerry Hairston Jr. to the Yankees.

Brian Cashman didn’t acquire a pitcher — much to the dismay of most Yankees fans — but there is still a chance a waiver deal is made in August. This assumption would fit nicely with Cashman’s statement from about a week ago.

According to Marc Craig’s tweet, Mark Teixeira said, “We have everything we need here to win.” I sort of agree with him there, but sometimes the deadline is good for adding pitching depth. Hairston is an upgrade over Cody Ransom, but I expected pitching to be the main focus of today.

Meanwhile, the White Sox acquired Jake Peavy, and he approved it this time around. The main player from the White Sox just so happens to be tonight’s starter Clayton Richard. No word on the replacement, yet.

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