Sources: Yankees claim Carlos Pena

Updated: August 24, 2011, 11:32 PM ET
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Likely looking for some help at designated hitter, the New York Yankees claimed Chicago Cubs first baseman Carlos Pena off trade waivers on Wednesday, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

The teams have 48 hours to work out a trade or the Cubs can pull him off waivers or allow him to be claimed. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, while not addressing Pena specifically, said on Wednesday afternoon that it is "unlikely" the Yankees will make an August trade.

"I said ...

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