Friday, May 20, 2011
Sox, Rox Make Trade; My Blog Has Been Fulfilled
Yesterday, the Red Sox made their first trade of the 2011 season, acquiring reliever Franklin Morales from the Rockies for a player to be named. To make room on the 40-man roster, Hideki Okajima has been designated for assignment, as Morales will take over the lefty reliever role. So far this season, Morales is 0-1/3.86/11 after a 0-4/6.28/27 season in 2010. Once a top prospect, his career has declined as he has been changed from a starter into a reliever. He has good stuff, striking out 11 in 14 innings this year, as players are only batting .204 off of him so far this year. Yesterday, the Red Sox also signed Kevin Millwood to possibly help with their injuries in the pitching rotation. Well, it's always fun and excited once the mid-season hot stove begins cooking, so let's hope for some more interesting trades!