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New York Yankees: What Cecil Fielder Earned Trumps Prince’s New Contract

one hour before the approach of the 1996 trading deadline, the New York Yankees acquired Cecil Fielder from the Detroit Tigers. In return, Ruben Sierra and minor league pitcher Matt Drews joined the Tigers.

Fielder had been complaining that he wanted to play for a contending team. The Yankees were leading the second place Baltimore Orioles by 10 games entering August.
 
"I'm just happy to have the opportunity to go somewhere with someone in contention and I'll try to help the New York Yankees win the pennant and the World Series," Fielder said in Detroit. "I feel good about going out there."

Fielder batted .248 with 26 home runs and 80 RBI for the last-place Tigers. As is often the case, money was a factor. The Yankees were now on ...

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