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Yankees import Wood

Posted on: July 31, 2010 3:45 pm
Edited on: July 31, 2010 4:04 pm
 
Kerry Wood The Yankees are throwing around their financial might, adding reliever Kerry Wood to their bullpen for a player to be named later or cash, as CBSSports.com's Scott Miller reports that the trade is being reviewed by the Commissioner's Office.

Wood is making $10.5 million on the year, and the Indians are picking up a good chunk of the $4 million remaining on that deal. However, some savings is better than none for the down-and-out Indians, who figure to receive a decent prospect and nothing more -- if they even decide to acquire a player.

This is the second trade in two days for Cleveland and the busy Yankees (who added Lance Berkman from Houston as well). On Friday, Austin Kearns was dealt to the Yankees for bench depth.

Wood has just come off the disabled list for the first time on the year after a right shoulder strain, something he battled in spring training as well. Wood has an awful 6.30 ERA on the season with an 8.1 K/9 and 5.0 BB/9, but has also been slightly unlucky on BABIP and stranding runners. His 5.04 xFIP is more indicative of his production so far, and that's to say nothing of a likelihood that Wood will improve on the whiff rate.

Essentially, he's a flier for the Yankees' beleaguered bullpen and will cost them next to nothing except a couple million. You can bemaon the Yankees' financial advantage all you want, but they have the advantage and are smartly using it.

-- Evan Brunell

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