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:
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.