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2006: Craig Wilson
The Trade - July 31
Yankees acquire OF Craig Wilson
Pittsburgh Pirates acquire RHP Shawn Chacon
Did it help? The Yankees acquired Wilson a day after netting All-Star outfielder Bobby Abreu from the Phillies. Wilson, who hit 29 home runs in 2004, was to provide outfield depth and come off the bench as a pinch hitter for the Yankees. He struggled to perform, however, hitting just .212 in 40 regular season games with New York. Wilson did not appear in the postseason for the Yankees in 2006. He joined the Atlanta Braves in 2007, but played in just 24 games hitting .172.
July 31, 2006