The Trade - July 30 Yankees acquire C Ivan Rodriguez Detroit Tigers acquire RHP Kyle Farnsworth Did it help? The Yankees were in desperate need of a catcher after losing Jorge Posada to injury and Rodriguez looked like an attractive option, requiring only reliever Farnsworth in return. Rodriguez floundered in New York, however, hitting just .219 with his new team as the Yankees missed out on the playoffs for the first time since 1995. Rodriguez, now in his 19th season, is currently the Houston Astros' starting catcher.
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