Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Red Sox Trade For Second Baseman, Tony Thomas
Today, the Red Sox traded minor league reliever Robert Coello for Cubs' second baseman Tony Thomas. Last season, at the Cubs' AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies, Thomas went .276/11/73, as he did pretty well. This was Thomas's best season as it looks like he is improving, as in 2009 was also his best season so far. Robert Coello, on the other hand, went 3-5/4.22/79 with the Red Sox' AAA affiliate, the Pawtucket Red Sox last year. I would guess that the Sox would try to groom Thomas into a shortstop or a third baseman, as they have Dustin Pedroia at second base. This move probably isn't going to effect the Red Sox, at least this season, although it may in a few years.