Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Eric Hinske Traded to the Yankees

After we learned Nady would be out for the season it became clear that the Yankees would need another bat. Cashman downplayed the rumors but today we learned that Eric Hinske will be coming to the Yankees. Eric Fryer (the guy we got for Chase Wright) and Scott Erickson will be going to the Pirates. The Pirates are also picking up some of Hinske's contract.

Hinske will be in uniform tonight, Ramiro Pena is being sent down to AAA where he'll get regular playing time. My first reaction is that I like this deal but I didn't look to carefully at the numbers yet.