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Flashback: From Red Sox to Pinstripes

8/14/2012

The New York Yankees on Monday made a relatively minor move: They signed 39-year-old Derek Lowe to supplement their bullpen.

But one thing that makes it noteworthy is Lowe's past: The right-hander spent seven-plus years with the Boston Red Sox, finishing third in the Cy Young Award voting in 2002, saving 42 games in 2000, and starting (and winning) a game in Boston's breakthrough 2004 World Series.

Now he becomes one of the dozens who have gone from Boston to the Bronx, whether directly or through rather circuitous routes. Here's a photographic look at seven noteworthy names -- many of whom, like Lowe, very quickly earned Yankees fans' affections despite having played for the enemy:

DOUG MIENTKIEWICZ

SPARKY LYLE

LUIS TIANT

WADE BOGGS

JOHNNY DAMON

ROGER CLEMENS

BABE RUTH