Yankees Go Across Town to Find Pitcher, Acquire Mets’ Tanana

Associated Press

The New York Yankees finally got the extra pitcher they wanted, acquiring Frank Tanana on Friday from the New York Mets for minor league pitcher Kenny Greer.

Tanana, 7-15 with a 4.48 earned-run average with the Mets, is scheduled to start in Sunday’s game against the Boston Red Sox.

“Win, you’re a hero; lose, you’re a goat,” Tanana said. “I’ve been in the game long enough. I understand.”

Tanana, 40, is 18-9 lifetime against the Red Sox, including 4-0 last season.


Signed by the Mets as a free agent in the off-season, Tanana made a team-high 29 starts for New York. In 20 major league seasons, he is 240-234 with a 3.66 ERA.

Greer, 26, a reliever for triple-A Columbus, was 9-4 with a 4.42 ERA and six saves this season.