Forget someone else as far as potential new Yankees at the deadline. Washburn goes to the Tigers for left-handers Luke French and Mauricio Robles.
It looks like Halladay is staying in Toronto, so it looks like the Yanks will be facing him next week.
Washburn is having a bounce-back year. 8-6, 2.64. ERA+ 162.
What I’m concerned about is the Red Sox rumors I am hearing.
In the previous post, I wondered about more rest for A-Rod. Especially on Toronto’s turf. Alex is at .247. The error in Tampa, what should have been an E-5 last night. Last 7 days .190, last 14 days .234. Last 365 days .252.
More rest needed for A-Rod?
More on the trade talk, and moves as we approach the deadline.
Update: Beimel from Nats to Rockies for 2 minor leaguers.
The Yankees picked up some bench depth with Jerry Hairston. They dealt low-A From MLB.com:
Hairston played six positions this year for the Reds, including all three outfield spots, though he was primarily used as a third baseman and shortstop.
He is batting .254 with eight home runs and 27 RBIs this season.
Pete Abraham adds:
The New York Yankees today acquired infielder/outfielder Jerry Hairston, Jr. from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for minor league catcher Chase Weems.
Hairston, 33, batted .254 (78-for-307) with 18 doubles, 1 triple, 8 home runs, 27 RBI and 7 stolen bases in 86 games with the Reds in 2009, appearing at third base (33G), shortstop (31G), second base (9G), left field (9G), right field (5G) and center field (3G). He has hit .271 (71-for-262) with 7 homers in 70 games since May 5 after opening the season with a .156 (7-for-45) average and 1 home run through his first 16 games.
He is a .259 career hitter (OPS+ just 84). Hopefully the versatility comes in handy. I wonder now what the Yanks next move is. Is Ransom gone? Hopefully with Hairston and maybe Pena (Sept. callup) the Yanks have versatility.
More from MLB.com:
Nick Johnson went from the Nats to the Marlins for a minor leaguer.
Orlando Cabrera goes from the A’s to the Twins for a minor leaguer.
Boston traded just-acquired-from-Pittsburgh Andy LaRoche to Atlanta for Casey Kotchman. They also got Victor Martinez from the Indians for Justin Masterson and two minor leaguers.
…and Toronto made a deal. Not Halladay, however. Scott Rolen to the Reds for third baseman Edwin Encarnacion and Minor League pitchers Josh Roenicke and Zach Stewart.
…and another one. Jake Peavy goes to Chicago after all. Nope, not the Cubs (rumored all offseason) but to the White Sox for left-handers Aaron Poreda and Clayton Richard and right-handers Dexter Carter and Adam Russell.