The Yankees have acquired 33-year old righty swinging IF/OF Jerry Hairston from the Reds for 20-year old lefty swinging catcher Chase Weems. Hairston played in 86 games for the Reds this season and he was 78 for 307 (.254 avg, .703 OPS) with 47 runs scored, 8 homers, 27 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. He has now played in 984 games in his major league career and he is 804 for 3,102 (.259 avg, .700 OPS) with 433 runs scored, 47 homers, 279 RBIs and 134 stolen bases. Hairston will likely play all over the place as the utility man as he can handle any outfield position as well as 2B, SS and 3B. Chase Weems was not much of a prospect so the Yankees didn’t pay much of a price for Hairston. Weems played in 55 games in A-ball this season and he was 45 for 173 (.260 avg, .664 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 1 homer and 14 RBIs. This was a good trade for the Yanks.