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Austin Kearns Reportedly Traded To Yankees; Indians Receive Player To Be Named Later

According to multiple reports, Cleveland Indians outfielder Austin Kearns has been traded to the New York Yankees hours before the trade deadline. From the New York Post's Joel Sherman:

#Yankees are going to acquire Austin Kearns from #Indians for player to be named later

Kearns was pulled out of Friday night's game for a pinch-runner as soon as the deal was struck. This comes hours after the Yankees unofficially landed Astros slugger Lance Berkman.

In 2010, the 30-year-old Kearns has managed a .764 OPS and appears set to play his first full season since 2007. With the Yankees, he appears likely to serve as a fourth outfielder of sorts. He has played all three outfield positions this year alone, so he may prove valuable from the bench.

For more on this trade, check out our Yankees blog, Pinstripe Alley, and our Indians blog, Let's Go Tribe.