The Yankees have acquired 29-year old righty swinging 3B/1B Casey McGehee from the Pittsburgh Pirates for 33-year old righty reliever Chad Qualls. McGehee played in 92 games for the Pirates this year and he was 61 of 265 (.230 avg, .674 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 8 homers, 35 RBIs and 1 stolen base. He has now played in 529 games in his first five years in the majors and he is 468 of 1,800 (.260 avg, .735 OPS) with 202 runs scored, 60 homers, 277 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Chad Qualls pitched in 8 games (0 starts) for the Yankees this year and he was 1-0 with a 6.14 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP. This was a good deal for the Yankees as McGehee should be able to help them cover 1B and 3B if more injuries arise. For now, it appears that McGehee big job will be platooning with Eric Chavez at 3B.