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Pirates send IF Hernandez across state to Phillies

Updated: August 22, 2006, 7:11 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Philadelphia Phillies traded for utility infielder Jose Hernandez Tuesday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates cash in the deal.

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With Aaron Rowand likely out for the season with a broken left ankle, the Phillies wanted to acquire another right-handed hitter. The 37-year-old Hernandez was flying to Chicago from Atlanta and would be available Wednesday, assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.

"He's a veteran right-handed bat who can drive ...

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