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Yankees complete Chris Stewart swap, get Kyle Haynes from Pirates

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The Yankees completed their trade of Chris Stewart to the Pirates by acquiring righthanded pitcher Kyle Haynes on Wednesday afternoon as the player to be named later in the deal.

Haynes, 22, has a 2.78 ERA in 110 minor league innings. He spent last year in a Single A affiliate of the Pirates, striking out 85 in 83.1 innings. Impressively, he's given up just one home run during his professional...

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Russell Martin and Nick Swisher vs. the Yankees

Nick Swisher #33 and Russell Martin #55 of

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Of all the free agent decisions the Yankees made prior to the 2013 season, two are quite notable as the playoffs arrive: letting Nick Swisher and Russell Martin walk.

Swisher went on to sign a four-year, $56 million deal with the Indians and Martin inked a two-year, $15 million contract with the Pirates. Both players' teams made the playoffs as a Wild Card, with Martin slamming two home runs...

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