Monday, August 27, 2012

Astros trade Steve Pearce for straight cash homey

The Astros have traded Steve Pearce to the Yankees, in exchange for straight cash homey, and recalled Jimmy Paredes from Oklahoma City.

The Astros had claimed Steve Pearce off waivers from the Orioles on July 28. He is who they thought he was, after all, hitting .254/.347/.349 in 75 PAs for the Astros. Why the hell do the Yankees want Steve Pearce? Joel Sherman has a thought:
Why RH bat like Pearce? Hunch: #Yankees begin 22-g stretch v. AL East loaded with LHs

Jimmy Paredes, meanwhile, was hitting .319/348/.477 (all career highs) for OKC. In 124 games (536 PAs), Paredes had 101 strikeouts, 48 extra-base hits, and 37 stolen bases.

The 40-man roster stands at 38 players, and Francisco Cordero.