The Baltimore Orioles traded outfielder Gary Roenicke and a player to be named later to the New York Yankees today for pitcher Rich Bordi and second baseman Rex Hudler.
Roenicke, 31, hit .218 but had 15 homers and 43 RBI last season.
"Gary had some great years for the Orioles," Hank Peters, the Orioles general manager, said. "But now with the other outfielders we have . . . it just appeared very doubtful that we were going to have much playing time for Gary in the future.
"Pitching was one of the Orioles' problems last year, an unexpected problem. Rich Bordi is someone we can use as a starter and reliever."
Bordi, 27, was 6-8 with a 3.21 ERA. Hudler, 25, hit .250 in Class AAA Columbus and .157 in 20 games with the Yankees.
The Philadelphia Phillies sent right-hander John Denny, the 1983 Cy Young Award winner, to the Cincinnati Reds with minor-league pitcher Jeff Gray for outfielder Gary Redus and reliever Tom Hume.
Denny, 33, was 19-6 in 1983 but had arm trouble last season and was 11-14.
The San Francisco Giants traded second baseman Manny Trillo to the Chicago Cubs for reserve infielder Dave Owen.
Trillo, 34, batted .224 with three home runs and 25 runs batted in last season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers traded veteran catcher Steve Yeager to the Seattle Mariners for reliever Ed Vande Berg.
The Boston Red Sox were still trying to get Tom Seaver from the Chicago White Sox, and the Yankees reportedly were trying to trade Don Baylor to the White Sox.