Yankees Counter Red Sox with Javier Vazquez
That didn’t take long. Shortly after the Red Sox bolstered their pitching staff by adding John Lackey to the likes of Jon Lester and Josh Beckett, the Yankees made a splash of their own. They struck a deal with the Braves to land Javier Vazquez for Melky Cabrera.
Vazquez will join a rotation that already includes C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Andy Pettitte, and Joba Chamberlain.
The Yanks are now in the market for an Outfielder. They can go with Jason Bay or Matt Holliday if they want to make another big splash, or go for a lower end option to make a run at Joe Mauer next year.
As for the Braves, they will likely look to add a bat with the money the freed up by dealing Vazquez.
Also included in the deal were Mike Dunn and Arodys Vizcaino going to Atlanta and Boone Logan coming to the Bronx.