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Signed by the New York Yankees, Halsey spent most of 2004 at AAA Columbus, going 11-4 with a 2.63 ERA in 144 innings. He posted a 2.95 strikeout-to-walk ratio (109-to-37), while opponents batted him .237 with eight home runs. The Yankees gave him a spot in their pitching rotation on June 19, 2004. In seven starts and a relief appearance, Halsey finished with a 1-3 record, 25 strikeouts, and a 6.47 ERA in 32 innings.
Before the 2005 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks traded pitcher Randy Johnson to the Yankees in a three-team deal that includes Los Angeles Dodgers. Arizona received Halsey, pitcher Javier Vazquez and catcher Dioner Navarro from New York, then sent Navarro and three minor leagues prospects to the Dodgers for outfielder Shawn Green.
Halsey throws a fastball in the 87-90 MPH range, but his best pitches are a fine slider and a deceptive changeup. There is no question that Halsey is an integral part of the Arizona's reconstruction plans.
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