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Pittsburgh sent the duo to the Yankees in exchange for four minor-league players - outfielder Jose Tabata and righthanded pitchers Ross Ohlendorf, Jeff Karstens and Dan McCutchen.
Nady was one of the top prizes in the transfer market because he is having a strong season for the struggling Pirates. Nady ranked fifth in the National League with a .330 batting average with 12 home runs and 57 runs driven in.
Nady also adds a much-needed fourth right-handed batter in the Yankees lineup.
Marte, who had been seeing duty as a closing relief pitcher with usual closer Matt Capps injured, is 4-0 with a 3.47 earned-run average this season and a career .198 average against him by left-handed batters.
The move is a return of sorts for Marte, briefly in the Yankees organization in 2001 before being traded to the Pirates for Enrique Wilson.