The New York Yankees obtained outfielder Mel Hall from the Cleveland Indians on Sunday for catcher Joel Skinner and minor-league outfielder Turner Ward.

The 28-year-old Hall, a left-handed hitter, batted .280 with the Indians last year, with six home runs and 71 runs batted in. Skinner, injured nearly half of last season, batted .227 with the Yankees and had four homers and 23 RBI in 88 games. Ward, 23, a switch-hitter, spent the 1988 season with the Yankees' Columbus farm club in the Class AAA International League, batting .251 in 134 games with seven homers and 50 RBI.