On January 3, 2005 — Commissioner Bud Selig approves the potential trade of Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson to the New York Yankees for pitcher Javier Vazquez, catcher Dioner Navarro, outfielder Brad Halsey and $9 million dollars. Arizona will then send Navarro and much of the cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers to obtain Shawn Green, another deal approved by the commissioner’s office because of the amount of money changing hands.

 


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