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Big Mac

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I wouldn't read too much into this. Hawkins was DFA'd by the Yanks, who are paying his contract. The minor leaguer isn't much of a prospect.

Houston just needed some help in the pen.

He's a halfway decent prospect, pretty much Ryan Adams without all of the errors.

I'd be upset if the O's gave up a guy like him for Hawkins.

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I wouldn't read too much into this. Hawkins was DFA'd by the Yanks, who are paying his contract. The minor leaguer isn't much of a prospect.

Houston just needed some help in the pen.

Unless the Yankees agreed to pay his salary as part of the deal, the Astros took on his contract. When you trade for someone who is DFA'd, you take his contract. You only get a player for the prorated minimum, with his former team paying his guaranteed contract, when the player is given his release.

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Unless the Yankees agreed to pay his salary as part of the deal, the Astros took on his contract. When you trade for someone who is DFA'd, you take his contract. You only get a player for the prorated minimum, with his former team paying his guaranteed contract, when the player is given his release.

From Cot's...

acquired in trade from NY Yankees 7/30/08 after being DFA 7/26/08 (Yankees paid "significant portion" of approximately $1.2375M left on Hawkins deal)

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