Yankees Trying to Beat Trade Deadline in Getting Lance Berkman
NEW YORK (AP) – The Yankees are working on a trade to acquire
Lance Berkman from the Houston Astros.
The deal was gaining momentum Friday and was likely to happen
before Saturday's trade deadline, a baseball executive familiar
with the discussions said. The executive spoke on condition of
anonymity because talks were ongoing.
It was not immediately clear what the Yankees would send to
Houston in exchange for the five-time All-Star. Berkman has full
no-trade rights, so he would have to approve a deal.
AP freelance writer Mark Didtler in Tampa, Fla., contributed to
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