Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Red Sox Ship Lars Anderson To Cleveland

It's been very sad watching the path of Lars Anderson's career-- from a top prospect expected to crack the starting lineup by 2009 to a washed up 24 year old batting .259 in Pawtucket. However, it's entirely possible that a change of scenery could benefit the first baseman once loaded with potential. Today, the Red Sox traded Anderson to the Cleveland Indians for double-A starting pitcher Steven Wright. So far with triple-A Pawtucket, Anderson has been having his third consecutive disappointing season-- batting .259/.359/.415 with 9 home runs and 39 RBIs. However, it's not like the Red Sox are exactly cheating the Indians here as they aren't getting too much value in return. Steven Wright has passed his prospect status with the Indians, as the 27 year old is still in double-A and has pitched in Akron all year. He's had plenty of success though, as he is 9-6 with a 2.49 ERA-- plus, he's a knuckleballer. We bid goodbye to Anderson and hope that Wright's knuckleball will be dancing in Fenway before too long.

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