Outfielder Shawn Green was traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the New York Mets on Tuesday night, giving the National League East leaders one more big bat as they gear up for the postseason.
The Diamondbacks sent the 33-year-old Green and slightly more than $6.3 million to the Mets for triple-A pitcher Evan MacLane.
Green, who waived his no-trade clause, was hitting .283 with 11 home runs and 51 runs batted in.
"I'm definitely excited for the opportunity," he said. "I really like the Mets' chances to go to the postseason and have a chance at the World Series."
Green is owed just under $1.75 million from his $8 million this year and has a salary of $9.5 million next year. His contract calls for a $10-million club option in 2008 with a $2-million buyout.
Tom Glavine does not need surgery on his troublesome left shoulder and will be able to rejoin the Mets' rotation in seven to 10 days.
Glavine felt coldness in his left ring finger after a start last week, triggering fears that a blood clot might have developed that could end his season -- or possibly, his career.
An angiogram Monday showed that no invasive procedure is needed.
Glavine, 40, is 12-6 with a 3.92 earned-run average this season. The two-time Cy Young Award winner has 287 career wins.
Philadelphia center fielder Aaron Rowand could be sidelined for the rest of the season after suffering a broken ankle in a nasty collision in the Phillies' 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday.
Rowand, hitting .262 with 12 homers and 47 RBIs, was put on the 15-day disabled list but expected to be out four to six weeks, team officials said.
The Phillies acquired utility infielder Jose Hernandez from Pittsburgh for cash.
The New York Yankees are losing money even as they're winning games, General Manager Brian Cashman said.
The team's massive payroll, revenue-sharing outlay and other expenses eclipse its revenue, Cashman said in an interview on Bloomberg radio.
"We're making a lot, but we're spending more than we're making," Cashman said. He didn't say how much the team is losing.
His comments come a week after the team broke ground for a $1.2-billion stadium project next to their current home in the Bronx that is funded mainly through municipal bonds. It's scheduled to open in 2009.
Forbes said the Yankees lost $50 million last season before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization because they paid $77 million in revenue sharing.