Yankees Trade Joe Niekro to Twins

Associated Press

The New York Yankees traded veteran knuckleball pitcher Joe Niekro to the Minnesota Twins for catcher Mark Salas Saturday night. The Twins also received cash.

Niekro, 42, has a career record of 216-194. He is 3-4 with a 3.55 earned-run average this season.

Salas, 26, has split time as the Twins' catcher this season. He batted .233 with 8 home runs and 33 RBI's for Minnesota in 1986.

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