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Wood Traded To Yankees

July 31, 2010
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The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has traded right-handed reliever Kerry Wood and cash to the New York Yankees for a player to be named or cash.

The transaction must be completed on or before October 15. The reason for this according to reports is if Wood remains healthy the rest of the season, the Yankees will pay up to $2.0 million of the $3.6M remaining on his contract this year. If he gets hurt, they only pay $1.5M.

Wood, in his second season with the Indians, went 1-4 with a 6.30 ERA and 8 saves in 23 relief appearances (20.0IP, 21H, 14ER, 11BB, 18K) between two separate stints on the disabled list. He was activated onto the 25-man roster this morning after a 19-day stint on the DL with a blister on his right index finger.

Tomorrow the Indians are expected to recall right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez to start against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, August 1 at 1:07PM ET. He will be making his second Major League start after defeating the Detroit Tigers in his Major League debut on July 18 in Cleveland (7.0IP, 5H, 2R/0ER). Over his last two Triple A starts upon returning to Columbus he has gone 2-0 w/a 1.80 ERA in 2 starts (15.0IP, 13H, 3ER, 1BB, 11K).

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