MLB: Yankees acquire Berkman from Astros and Kearns from Indians, News, and Rumors

MLB: Yankees acquire Berkman from Astros and Kearns from Indians, News, and Rumors

The Houston Astros trade 1B Lance Berkman to the New York Yankees for P Mark Melancon and INF Jimmy Paredes

The Cleveland Indians trade OF Austin Kearns to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later

The Nationals wanted P Edwin Jackson and have said that who ever got him could acquire 1B/OF Adam Dunn but not are having second thoughts of Edwin Jackson which would make him most likely a White Sox for the rest of the season

Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista is being targeted by the San Francisco Giants but nothing is set in stone until Blue Jays lower demands a bit

Arizona Diamondbacks inquired the Chicago Cubs about a possible trade of 2B/SS Ryan Theriot and P James Russell (Cubs) for Kelly Johnson (Diamondbacks)

Toronto Blue Jays C John Buck is a good fit for the Detroit Tigers but nothing has been seriously talked of yet

The Atlanta Braves designate Brent Clevlen for assignment

The Chicago Cubs release P Bob Howry

The Philadelphia Phillies appear to be done trading with a tight money situation

The Dodgers and Padres are both interested in acquiring Pittsburgh Pirates P Paul Malholm with the Dodgers being the front runner

The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at adding Diamondbacks C Chris Snyder with Ryan Doumit on the DL.

The Dodgers also are interested in P Ted Lilly and are close to acquiring him

The Atlanta Braves trade OF Mitch Jones to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Cash

The Cardinals are looking at adding P Jake Westbrook and it seems likely to happen

The Tampa Bay Rays are looking at acquiring Arizona Diamondbacks P Chad Qualls

The Minnesota Twins are trying to land Astros P Brett Myers, especially if the White Sox trade Edwin Jackson they want Brett Myers

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