Yankees get Pudge Micah Warren July 30, 2008 Features The Detroit Tigers have sent veteran catcher Ivan Rodriguez to the New York Yankees in exchange for flame-throwing middle relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth. If you are curious as to whether or not this is a fair trade, Yankees fans unaffectionately call him “Farnsworthless.” Yankees management is happy to have Pudge. “He’s hitting over .290 I believe and he’s been hot so we’re looking forward to having him,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after New York beat the crap out of the Orioles 13-3 on Wednesday. Actually, Pudge is hitting .295 with five home runs and and 32 RBI’s in 82 games. He is a welcomed addition to a team that just lost Jorge Posada for the season. Farnsworth is 1-2 with a 3.65 ERA and is generally thought of as not so hot. He throws gas, but that’s about it. Promoted Content Logging In... Profile cancel Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Facebook or Name EmailNot published Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.