It’s not quite of the same magnitude as the Boston Red Sox / Los Angeles Dodgers mega-deal, but nonetheless, the New York Yankees have acquired outfielder Steve Pearce from the Houston Astros for cash considerations.
The former eighth round pick of the Pirates in the 2005 draft has had quite the whirlwind 2012 season. Since his release from the Twins on March 27th, Pearce has played in three different organizations, including a stop in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the Yankees Triple-A affiliate. He was traded from the Yankees to the Orioles in early June, and claimed on waivers by the Astros in late July.
On the season, he has a .254/.333/.396 line in 49 major league games with three home runs. He will likely serve as the right-handed bat off the bench the Yankees have been looking for, owning a .275/.345/.490 line this year off left-handed pitching.