Yankees and Padres swap six

Published Jul. 5, 1997|Updated Oct. 1, 2005

The Padres dealt struggling slugger Greg Vaughn to the New York Yankees for Kenny Rogers and Mariano Duncan on Friday night in the second multiplayer deal between the teams in 2{ months.

The deal is contingent upon Vaughn and Rogers passing physicals today. The Yankees also get minor-league pitchers Kerry Taylor and Chris Clark, and the Padres get minor-league pitcher Kevin Henthorne.

Vaughn returns to the American League, where he hit all but 20 of his 189 career home runs. Rogers and Duncan leave owner George Steinbrenner's doghouse, going from the World Series champs to a team that will be hard-pressed to repeat as NL West champion.

The trade talks might have been speeded because Yankees LF Tim Raines, on the disabled list since June 2 with a strained left hamstring, had another setback in Tampa. Raines was taking ground balls in the outfield at the Yankees' training complex when he felt something. He was scheduled to play Sunday, but that has been pushed back, according to manager Joe Torre.

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