Yanks Send Three Hurlers To Washington for Kuzava, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-16


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i Yanks Send Three Hurlers To Washington for Kuzava NEW YORK, N. Y., June 15 UP.— The World Champion New York Yankees obtained a long sought starting pitcher today when they acquired Bob Kuzava from the Washington Senators in a five-player deal with no cash involved. — The Senators received right-handed pitchers Fred Sanford, Tom Ferrick and Bob Porterfield in exchange for Kuzava and in addition agreed to send Bob Ross, who like Kuzava is a southpaw, to the Yankees Kansas City farm club in the American Association on option. Washington keeps title to Ross, however. Neither of the five pitchers has imposing records this season, but the Yankees made the deal in the hope that Kuzava would provide them with the fifth starting pitcher they need to back up Vic Raschi, Ed Lopat, Allie Reynolds and Frank Shea. Kuzava, who figured in the big Washington-Chicago White Sox deal in May, 1950, in which Chicago obtained Eddie Robinson, Ray Scarborough and Al Kozar in exchange for Kuzava, Cass Michaels and John Ostrowski, has won three and lost the same number this season. He has a lifetime major league record of 24 victories and 20 defeats. His best year was with the White Sox in 1949 when he won 10 while losing six. Sanford, whom the Yankees obtained from the St. Louis Browns two years ago for 00,000 and three players, had a 0-3 record this season; Ferrick, another former Browns pitcher who was a relief ace for the Yankees last year, had won one and lost one. Porterfield, who came up with a lot of promise but has been troubled with injuries, was sent to Kansas City by the Yankees early in the season after appearing in two games without working to decision. Ross had lost one game without a victory for the Senators.

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