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Yankees trade reliever to Indians

Updated: June 24, 2009, 3:45 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Reliever Jose Veras has been traded by the New York Yankees to a Cleveland Indians team seeking to bolster an overworked and ineffective bullpen.

The Yankees received cash in Wednesday's deal.

The 28-year-old right-hander was 3-1 with a 5.96 ERA in 25 games before the Yankees designated him for assignment June 16.

Opposing hitters were batting .235 against him; right-handed hitters had a .180 average. Veras had allowed no runs in nine of his final 12 appearances.

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