On July 26, 2008 — The Pirates send .330-hitting Xavier Nady and interim closer Damaso Marte to the Yankees for Ps Ross Ohlendorf, Daniel McCutchen and Jeff Karstens and injured OF prospect José Tabata. The Pirates are in desperate need of pitching depth with injuries to Phil Dumatrait and Matt Capps, the struggles of Ian Snell, Matt Morris and Tom Gorzelanny, ineffective call-ups Yoslan Herrera and John Van Benschoten, and an empty minor league cupboard, while the Yankees need help for the pennant run, being in third place in the AL East. Nady is considered unlikely to re-sign with Pittsburgh.

Baseball Reference July 26