The New York Yankees traded disgruntled right fielder Raul Mondesi to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night for outfielder David Dellucci and two minor leaguers.
New York is paying Arizona about $2 million as part of the trade. The Yankees also received right-hander Bret Prinz and catcher John Sprowl.
Mondesi was angry when Yankee Manager Joe Torre had Ruben Sierra pinch-hit for him in the eighth inning of Sunday night’s 6-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, a baseball official said.
Mondesi was not on the team’s charter flight to California, and traveled on his own, rejoining the Yankees on Monday.
Mondesi, 32, is joining his fourth team in five seasons. He returns to the National League, where he was rookie of the year with the Dodgers in 1994.
The Boston Red Sox acquired Cincinnati Red closer Scott Williamson for a minor league pitcher, another player and cash.
The trade bolsters the Red Sox bullpen as they try to overtake the Yankees in the American League East.
Williamson, the National League rookie of the year in 1999, had converted 21 of 26 save opportunities.
The Reds received left-hander Phillip Dumatrait, a player to be named and an undisclosed amount of cash.
The Yankees traded right-hander Dan Miceli to the Houston Astros for a player to be named or cash.... Florida Marlin first baseman Derrek Lee was held out of the starting lineup for Tuesday night’s game against the Diamondbacks because of a sore right shoulder, ending his team-record streak of playing in 315 consecutive games.... Toronto Blue Jay shortstop Chris Woodward, who has a team-high 17 errors, has lost his starting job to veteran Mike Bordick.... The New York Mets traded seldom-used infielder Rey Sanchez to the Seattle Mariners for minor league outfielder Kenny Kelly.... Montreal Expo catcher Michael Barrett was put on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hip flexor. Right-hander Roy Corcoran’s contract was purchased from double-A Harrisburg.... St. Louis Cardinal infielder Miguel Cairo was activated from the 15-day disabled list and infielder Wilson Delgado was sent to triple-A Memphis.... The Baltimore Orioles put first baseman B.J. Surhoff on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left quadriceps muscle and recalled infielder Jose Leon from triple-A Ottawa.