Not a big trade, but one that gives the Yankees a little depth in the infield and outfield, New York acquired Jerry Hairston, Jr. from the Cincinnati Reds for minor leaguer Chase (Parson) Weems.
Hairston has played everywhere for Cincinnati except first base and catcher, has a little pop in his bat and remains pretty mobile at 33. Weems is a very young catcher, two years ago drafted out of Columbus (GA) High School. The Reds will likely need a catcher in a few years (maybe sooner), so if he shows any growth at all, he might get a shot – but for now he’s a long shot.
Winner? Yankees. Hairston retains a lot of value while Weems isn’t blowing anyone away yet.