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On a minor note: Yankees send Gonzalez to Nationals for Nunez

Updated: August 1, 2008, 12:25 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- In a swap of minor leaguers, the New York Yankees traded shortstop Alberto Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals for pitcher Jhonny Nunez on Thursday.

The deal quickly became part of Washington's plan to audition young players. The Nationals, with the worst record in baseball, released infielder Felipe Lopez along with catchers Paul Lo Duca and Johnny Estrada following Thursday night's 8-4 loss to Philadelphia, their ninth straight defeat.

The moves were announced about ...

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