Berkman trade to Yankees completed

Updated: July 31, 2010, 10:19 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It's official. Lance Berkman is a Yankee.

The New York Yankees announced the completion of the deal just after 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday, 24 hours after Berkman agreed to waive the no-trade clause in his contract, as per Major League Baseball rules.

"It gives us a very accomplished switch-hitter that knows how to hit in the middle of the order," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He's been an RBI guy, he's been a run-producer."

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