Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sox Business: Demotions, Promotions, and Trades

Today the Sox made 3 big roster changes, one promotion, one deomtion, and one trade. The trade was for Joey Gathright, (right) from the Baltimore Orioles. He is a terrific fielder and a quick runner and will probably be a backup outfielder for the remainder of the season. In 20 games split between Chicago and baltimore, Gathright is hitting .214 with no homers or RBIs. The promotion of today was Marcus McBeth coming up from AAA Pawtucket. In 42 games with Pawtucket this year, he is 2-2 with a 2.70 ERA, in his minor league career he has been with Oakland and Cincinnatti. The demotion of today was Junichi Tazawa going from the Sox all the way down to the GCL Red Sox, the lowest rank you can go to. In MLB this year, Tazawa was 2-3 with a 6.65 ERA in 5 games. They lead 1-0 in the 4th over the Jays currently.

1 comment:

  1. Too bad about Tezawa -- I hope they shape him up down in the minors. Probaby just neds a bit mroe experience. I look forward to seing Gathright get a chance, ad to see Paul Byrd back tonight!