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Yankees acquire Swisher, send Betemit and two pitchers to White Sox

Updated: November 13, 2008, 9:35 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The New York Yankees acquired center fielder-first baseman Nick Swisher in a trade with the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

The Yankees traded infielder Wilson Betemit and minor league pitchers Jeff Marquez and Jhonny Nunez to Chicago in exchange for the switch-hitting Swisher and minor league pitcher Kanekoa Texeira.

Swisher, 27, hit .219 with 24 home runs in 153 games with Chicago this season.

Swisher is a potential first-base candidate for the Yankees, who recently ...

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