Yankees acquire Tanana from Mets AMERICAN LEAGUE

September 18, 1993|By Jim Henneman

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees made an expected move to bolster their pitching yesterday, acquiring veteran left-hander Frank Tanana from the New York Mets.

With a staff hampered by injuries and inexperience, general manager Gene Michael felt a sense of urgency to make a move. In exchange, the Mets received minor-league pitcher Kenny Greer, a right-hander who was 9-4 with a 4.42 ERA and six saves in 46 relief appearances for Triple-A Columbus.

Tanana, who was 7-15 (4.48 ERA) with the Mets, will start tomorrow afternoon against Boston.

"I'm excited about having a chance to get into a [division] race. I'm disappointed I can't get to the playoffs or World Series, but maybe I can help the Yankees get there," Tanana said.

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