Yanks acquire Kearns from Indians
ST. PETERSBURG — The Yankees have acquired outfielder Austin Kearns from the Indians in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
The move, which was announced after Friday’s 3-2 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field, offers the Yankees another bat off the bench as well as defensive flexibility in the outfield.
“He’s another corner outfielder that can give us depth and a right-handed bat that has power,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “We can use him in a lot of different ways because he’s used to playing every day. It just gives us more depth and more experience.”
Girardi said that he expects Kearns to join the Yankees in St. Petersburg and to be in uniform for Saturday’s game against the Rays.