Tigers deal three pitchers to Yankees for Sheffield

Updated: November 14, 2006, 12:37 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Gary Sheffield left New York with what he wanted: a $28 million contract extension through 2009 and a promise that he wouldn't be playing first base.

Law on Sheffield trade

In Gary Sheffield, the Tigers get almost everything they could have asked for: He's patient; he has power; he makes a lot of contact; and he can play right field.

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