NEW YORK -- The Detroit Tigers have traded veteran catcher Ivan Rodriguez to the New York Yankees for hard-throwing reliever Kyle Farnsworth.
Rodriguez is a 14-time All-Star in the option year of a 50
million-dollar deal he signed with the Tigers in February 2004.
He'll step into the hole in the Yankees' lineup created by Jorge
Posada's shoulder injury. Posada had arthroscopic surgery on his
right shoulder today and is out for the season.
The Yankees expect Rodriguez to join the team tomorrow, when
they start a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels.
The 36-year-old Rodriguez, who has won the Gold Glove award 13
times, was hitting .295 with five homers in 82 games this season.
Farnsworth was 1-and-2 with a 3.65 ERA in 45 games for New York.
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