Yankees Get Swisher From Chisox
The AP is reporting that the New York Yankees have acquired Nick Swisher from the Chicago White Sox for pitching prospect Jeff Marquez and infielder Wilson Betemit.
The teams also swapped a pair of minor league right-handers as part of the deal, with Chicago receiving Jhonny Nunez and New York getting Kaneoka Texeira.
Swisher, who turns 28 on Nov. 25, hit just .219 with 24 homers and 69 RBI last season, and his .332 on-base percentage was the lowest of his career. He could replace Jason Giambi at first base but also can play all three outfield positions.
Does this take the Yankees out of the Teixeira hunt? That doesn't seem Yankee-like.
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