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MLB Trade Deadline: Yankees Acquire Kerry Wood, Pass On Octavio Dotel

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The Yankees made it one of their priorities to add a reliever to the team at the trade deadline. Octavio Dotel of the Pirates has been on fire this season. There was speculation that the Yankees may have been in on Dotel earlier in the season but that has all fallen apart.

The Yankees considered him a bad addition to the clubhouse, when he was with the team in 2006. The Yankees have a great atmosphere in the clubhouse with people like Burnett and Swisher. Bringing in a grumpy player like Dotel will only make things worse. It only takes one bad apple to spoil a bunch and the Yankees do not want that.

Originally, the Yankees' No. 1 option was Joakim Soria of the Kansas City Royals, but he is reportedly not available. The Royals will be ...

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