Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wood deal now officially a steal
By Wallace Matthews
More than two months after acquiring Kerry Wood from the Cleveland Indians for the proverbial Players-To-Be-Named, the Yankees finally named those players today: 24-year-old right-hander Andrew Shive, who went 1-2 with a 4.56 ERA as a reliever in A ball this year, and infielder Matt Cusick, who hit a combined .243 with three homers and 35 RBI in 88 games for AA Trenton and AAA Scranton. And oh yeah, the Yankees picked up $1.5 million of the $3.6 million remaining on Wood's $10.5 million contract for 2009. His contract includes an $11 million team option for 2011.
Not bad for a guy who has become a staple of the Yankees bullpen.