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.