The Yankees and Braves have agreed to a deal that would send pitcher Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan to the Yankees in exchange for outfielder Melky Cabrera, lefty pitcher Michael Dunn, and righty pitcher Arodys Vizcaino.
Vazquez was rumored in a deal with the Angels last week, but the Yankees apparently swooped in and cut a fast deal.
Vazquez, who will make 10.5 million dollars in 2010, will give them a nice fifth starter a former Yankee who is familiar with the AL East.
Vazquez posted a 2.87 ERA in 2009, but that is expected to shoot back up now that he is in the American League again.
Cabrera fills a hole in the Braves' outfielder, but he is not guaranteed the spot season long. However, a move to the NL could spell success for Cabrera, who put together a fairly strong season in 2009.
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Dunn owns a 3.62 career minor league ERA in 110 appearances.
Vizcaino, 19, owns a 2.93 ERA in his brief minor league career, but has a high ceiling that should excite the Braves.