The New York Yankees today announced they have acquired INF Casey McGehee and cash considerations from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for RHP Chad Qualls.
McGehee, 29, hit .230 (61-for-265) with 27 runs, 13 doubles, eight home runs and 35RBI in 92 games with the Pirates this season, appearing at first base (77 games, 56 starts) and third base (nine games, eight starts). In parts of five Major League seasons with Chicago-NL (2008), Milwaukee (2009-11) and Pittsburgh (2012), the right-handed batter has hit .260 (468-for-1,800) with 202 runs, 96 doubles, 60 home runs and 277RBI in 529 games. He played in six postseason games with the Brewers in 2011, batting .200 (1-for-5) with 1BB. He was originally selected by the Cubs in the 10th round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.
Qualls, 33, combined to go 2-1 with a 4.89 ERA (38.2IP, 21ER) in 43 relief appearances with the Phillies and Yankees in 2012. He began the season with Philadelphia, going 1-1 with a 4.60 ERA (31.1IP, 16ER) in 35 relief appearances before being designated for assignment on June 28. On July 1, the California native was acquired by the Yankees in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. In eight appearances with the Yankees, he went 1-0 with a 6.14 ERA (7.1IP, 5ER).