Yankees send Thames to Rangers for Sierra
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.