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Houston Astros first baseman Lance Berkman, left, talks with hitting coach Jeff Bagwell, right, during batting practice before a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Friday, July 30, 2010, in Houston. The  New York Yankees expect to acquire Berkman from the Astros on Saturday, July 30, 2010, and already worked out a deal to obtain outfielder Austin Kearns from the Cleveland Indians. New York will send a couple of prospects to the Astros, a baseball executive familiar with the discussions said. The executive spoke on condition of anonymity because talks were ongoing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Houston Astros first baseman Lance Berkman, left, talks with hitting coach Jeff Bagwell, right, during batting practice before a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Friday, July 30, 2010, in Houston. The New York Yankees expect to acquire Berkman from the Astros on Saturday, July 30, 2010, and already worked out a deal to obtain outfielder Austin Kearns from the Cleveland Indians. New York will send a couple of prospects to the Astros, a baseball executive familiar with the discussions said. The executive spoke on condition of anonymity because talks were ongoing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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