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Report: Vazquez Headed to Yankees For Melky, Prospects

to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Atlanta Braves will trade Javier Vazquez to the New York Yankees for centerfielder Melky Cabrera, lefty reliever Michael Dunn, and Arodys Vizcaino.

Vazquez had a career year in 2009, with a 2.87 ERA, 5.41 K/BB ratio, and 2.77 FIP. Vazquez, who was acquired by the Yankees in 2004, has since pitched for Arizona, the White Sox, and most recently, the Braves.

Cabrera had arguably his best season in 2009, hitting .274 with a .331 wOBA and playing a solid defensive centerfield.

Once one of the Yankees' better prospects, he's settled into a role as a solid starter/fourth outfielder, who can hit at a league average level, and play decent defense, with a great arm. He would be a good fit at any outfield position ...

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