Showing posts with label Marco Scutaro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marco Scutaro. Show all posts

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Red Sox trade INF Marco Scutaro to Rockies, No need to trade for Justin Turner


According to ESPN,  the Boston Red Sox looking to free up money to pursue either starting pitcher Roy Oswalt or outfielder Cody Ross, have traded shortstop Marco Scutaro to the Colorado Rockies.

The Red Sox received right-handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen in return. Mortensen, 26, is a former first-round sandwich pick in 2007 by St. Louis, who sent Mortensen to Oakland in the deal for outfielder Matt Holliday. The Rockies acquired Mortensen for a minor league player last January; the Red Sox become his fourth big league organization.

Last season, he was 2-4 with a 3.86 ERA in 16 games, six of them starts.

Scutaro was projected as Boston's starting shortstop but will play second base and bat second in Colorado, where the Rockies also have added Michael Cuddyer and Ramon Hernandez in an offseason makeover following last year's disappointing slide.
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