Red Sox Nation Trade Gets Made Under Wire

31 07 2009

July 31, 2009
Red Sox Acquire Victor Martinez
By Jack Curry
Redsox – Bats Blog

Update | 3:29 p.m. As David Ortiz and the Red Sox deal with the disclosure that he was on the 2003 list of players who used performance enhancers, one way to divert the attention from Ortiz is by making a splashy trade.

The Red Sox acquired Victor Martinez, a catcher and first baseman, from the Indians on Friday, according to an official in Major League Baseball. Relief pitcher Justin Masterson and two minor leaguers will go the Indians.

Earlier this month, the Red Sox would not trade the promising pitcher Clay Buchholz for Martinez. Martinez, a switch-hitter, has a reasonable $7 million contract option for 2010.

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31 07 2009
JJ

And in other news:
NESN reported that the Red Sox have swapped first basemen with the Braves, sending Adam LaRoche to Atlanta for Casey Kotchman. LaRoche had been acquired by the Red Sox from the Pirates on July 22.

31 07 2009
COD

I feel bad for LaRoche – traded twice in 8 days.

31 07 2009
JJ

Let’s hope he didn’t buy, in Boston.

31 07 2009
JJ

I’m relieved we get to keep Buchholz though.

1 08 2009
JJ

Classy Tito on trading away Masterson:

“With [Masterson] sitting here, I called Mark and Chris in Cleveland and said, ‘You know what you’re getting as a player, that’s why you traded for him.’
But I said, ‘Wait until you see this guy as a person. You’ve got an All-Star person.’
Good for them.”

2 08 2009
JJ

On his first day as a representative of Red Sox Nation:
“It’s an honor,” said Martinez. “It’s an honor for me just to wear that Boston uniform.
It’s something great.”

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