Yankees acquire C Jose Molina from Angels for minor league reliever

Updated: July 21, 2007, 11:00 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Looking to bolster their bench, the New York Yankees acquired catcher Jose Molina from the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night for minor league reliever Jeff Kennard.

Molina, a defensive specialist, was batting .228 with no homers and 10 RBIs in 123 at-bats for the AL West-leading Angels, who have a surplus of catchers.

Molina has been in the Angels' organization since 2001 and played on the World Series winning team in 2002.

"Really it's still a shock," Molina said ...

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