Yanks get Hinske in swap with Bucs
Pirates receive two Minor Leaguers; recall outfielder Jones
The Yankees acquired veteran utilityman Eric Hinske on Tuesday from the Pirates in exchange for two Minor Leaguers, right-hander Casey Erickson and outfielder Eric Fryer.Hinske, a 31-year-old left-handed hitter who was part of Boston's 2007 World Series champions, batted .255 in 54 games with the Pirates. He had one home run and had driven in 11 runs. The Yankees also received cash considerations along with Hinske, whose 2009 contract is for $1.5 million. The Pirates said they will purchase the contract of outfielder Garrett Jones from Triple-A Indianapolis to fill Hinske's roster spot. Jones is expected to join the Pirates in Pittsburgh in time for Tuesday night's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Fryer will be assigned to Lynchburg and Erickson will be assigned to West Virginia. Both are Class A teams.
Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.