Yanks Get Pudge From Tigers

They trade Kyle Farnsworth to Detroit for the all-star catcher
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2008 6:33 PM CDT
Ivan Rodriguez is now a New York Yankee. The Tigers traded him today for Kyle Farnsworth.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
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(Newser) – The New York Yankees today brought in Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez from Detroit to replace the injured Jorge Posada, the Post reports. The Yankees traded relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth to the Tigers for the 36-year-old all-star catcher. Posada had shoulder surgery today and is done for the season.

"You get an everyday catcher who will catch your staff for nine innings," said Yankee GM Brian Cashman, "versus someone who is doing an outstanding job for us in the eighth inning. It's robbing Peter to pay Paul, no doubt about it."