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Infielder Hairston dealt to Yankees

Updated: August 1, 2009, 1:32 AM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- The New York Yankees acquired infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. from the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, giving them a versatile player who has appeared at six positions this season.

The Reds received minor league catcher Chase Weems in the deal.

Hairston confirmed he was traded before the Reds' scheduled game against the Colorado Rockies. He is batting .254 with eight homers and 27 RBIs, having played shortstop, second base, third base and all three outfield positions this season.

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