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Yankees send Thames to Rangers for Sierra

Updated: June 6, 2003, 6:52 PM ET
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CHICAGO -- The New York Yankees acquired Ruben Sierra in a trade Friday with Texas, a much-needed left-handed bat but also a player who once called manager Joe Torre "a liar."

The Yankees sent minor league outfielder Marcus Thames to the Rangers.

The 37-year-old Sierra, a switch-hitter, is batting .258 with three home runs and 12 RBI. His salary this season is $600,000, more than affordable for the team with the majors' highest payroll.

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