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Chacon a Yankee

ESPN: Yankees get 27-year-old right-hander from Rockies. In exchange for Chacon, the Rockies get Ramon Ramirez and Edwardo Sierra.

This season his stats are:

1-7 won-loss 72.2 IP  69 Hits 33 Runs 7 HR 36 BB 39 K 4.09 ERA. His era is impressive for a Colorado pitcher. I don't know much about him, but he's young at 27 and fills a big hole for the Yanks at this point. It was important to make a move before the deadline so other pitcher hungry teams didn't compromise the deal.


"Saturday we have a starter now. It's as simple as that," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "Our team is working hard on the field. We're working hard in the front office to be in a position to improve the club. It seems like we've been plugging holes on the run the last few weeks at an unusual pace.

For a team with supposedly no prospects in the minor leagues, the Yanks were able to hold onto Duncan and Henn.

With the Angles losing in eighteen innings and their bullpen spent, the Yanks are also set up nicely for this series. Our guys are rested and with Mussina, Chacon, and Johnson suddenly the weekend doesn't look too bad.

jscape's diary has more statistics.