Showing posts with label Trade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trade. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Marlins Alert: Carlos Zambrano traded for Chris Volstad

The Cubs have traded starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano to the Marlins right-handed pitcher Chris Volstad.

The Cubs will pay most of Zambrano’s $18 million contract for 2012.

The deal was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of and is pending physical exams for both players.

Because Zambrano has a no-trade clause, he needs to give final approval, although a source says that hurdle has basically been cleared.

It also needs approval by the commissioner’s office because of the large sum of money involved.

Zambrano, 30, went 9-7 with a 4.82 ERA in 24 starts last season. He joins a starting rotation that would include ace Josh Johnson, newly-acquired Mark Buehrle, Anibal Sanchez and Ricky Nolasco.

Volstad, 25, went 5-13 with 4.89 ERA in 29 starts for the Marlins in 2011.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Blue Jays Trade Brad Emaus to Rockies

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 07: Brad Emaus #4 of ...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
Second baseman Brad Emaus, who was just returned from the Mets to the Blue Jays under the terms of his Rule 5 status, was traded from Toronto to Colorado for right-hander Chris Malone on Friday.

The Rockies, presumably, will stick Emaus at Triple-A Colorado Springs. Had they wanted him for the major league team, they could have simply claimed him off waivers from the Mets before he was returned to Toronto.

Now that Emaus is no longer on a 40-man roster, he can freely be assigned to the minors. The 25-year-old hit .162/.262/.162 in 37 at-bats for the Mets after winning the team’s second-base job in spring training. He was designated for assignment earlier this week when the team decided to instead go with Daniel Murphy and Justin Turner there.

In return for Emaus, the Jays pick up the 27-year-old Malone, who had allowed two earned runs over 4 1/3 innings as a reliever for Double-A Tulsa this season. He had a 4.10 ERA and a 45/27 K/BB ratio in 59 1/3 innings for Tulsa last year, but he is a strong groundball pitcher and the Jays must see something they think he can do better.

Emaus is further insurance for the Rockies in the infield in case they eventually opt to trade Jose Lopez or even Ian Stewart. He’ll likely play mostly second base for Colorado Springs initially.
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Friday, January 07, 2011

Garza Traded to Cubs???

According to ESPN Chicago,  The Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago Cubs have agreed to a multi-player deal that will bring right-handed pitcher Matt Garza to Chicago, according to a major league source.

The deal, which has been agreed to pending physicals, sends right-handed pitcher Chris Archer, outfielder Brandon Guyer, catcher Robinson Chirinos, shortstop Hak-Ju Lee and outfielder Sam Fuld to Tampa for Garza, a minor league pitcher and minor league outfielder Fernando Perez.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Mets acquire Shortstop Chin-lung Hu in minor trade with Dodgers

The Mets quietly announced a minor trade Monday, acquiring shortstop Chin-lung Hu from the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league left-handed pitcher Mike Antonini. Hu, 26, split last season between the Dodgers and Triple-A Albuquerque of the Pacific Coast League. The 5-foot-11, 188-pounder started the season with the Triple-A Isotopes before being recalled to the majors on June 17. The right-hand-hitting Hu returned to Triple-A on June 23, before he was called back to the Dodgers on September 6. He appeared in 14 games with the Dodgers in 2010 and got 3 hits in 23 at-bats. Hu was considered a defensive gem, however he was unable to build upon a minor-league campaign in 2007 when he had an on-base percentage of .364 and slugging percentage of .507 in Double-A and Triple-A combined. In his major-league career, Hu has a .241 OBP and .283 slugging over 191 plate appearances. The Mets now have seven middle infielders on their 40-man roster, including Hu, Justin Turner and recent Rule 5 pick Brad Emaus, all of whom will presumably battle for a bench role in Spring Training. This should light a fire under Reyes to stay healthy and play better defense.. Hu by the Numbers:
Career: Batting | Fielding
2007 LA 12 29 5 7 0 1 2 5 0 8 0 0 .241 .241 .517 .758
2008 LA 65 116 16 21 2 2 0 9 11 23 2 0 .181 .252 .233 .485
2009 LA 5 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .400 .333 .600 .933
2010 LAD 14 23 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 .130 .160 .174 .334
Total -- 96 173 25 33 4 3 2 17 11 38 3 0 .191 .241 .283 .524

Sunday, December 05, 2010

No Trade and High Price for Greinke remain obstacles for Jays

According to Fox Sports, The Blue Jays have contacted the Royals about a trade for right-hander Zack Greinke, and the Royals are intrigued by what the Jays might offer, according to major-league sources.

Here’s the problem: The Jays are on Greinke’s no-trade list, meaning that he cannot be sent to Toronto without his permission. That fact alone does not preclude a trade: Players frequently waive no-trade clauses, usually in exchange for some kind of contractual benefit.  Greinke, sources say, has told the Royals that he is willing “to go anywhere.”  Other clubs, however, are skeptical of that stance. “The rule of thumb is that if a player has a team on his no-trade list, it makes it less likely,” one rival general manager says.

Greinke, 27, has 15 teams on his no-trade list. The Rangers, Braves, Reds are among the clubs with possible interest in him that are not on the list, sources say. Those teams would face no such obstacle in trading for the Royals' ace.

The Jays possibly could land Greinke if they were willing to part with right-hander Kyle Drabek, outfielder Travis Snyder and another minor leaguer or two, according to the Toronto Sun.  Such a package would intrigue the Royals, sources say. But the Jays might not be ready to break up their emerging core of young pitchers to take a run at the post-season, even if they could persuade Greinke to join their club.

Greinke is signed for two more years at $13.5 million per season. He will become a free agent in the 2012-13 off-season.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Braves Trade For Uggla

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN , the Atlanta Braves acquired All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla from the Florida Marlins on Tuesday in a trade for utility man Omar Infante and pitcher Mike Dunn, a league source told

Uggla, 30, has 154 home runs in five seasons with Florida. He's a three-time All-Star and just won his first career Silver Slugger award.

Uggla is expected to play second base for Atlanta. His arrival frees up Martin Prado to share time at first base with rookie Freddie Freeman, provides insurance for Chipper Jones at third, and also log some at-bats in left field.

Infante was a first-time All-Star who hit a career-high .321 with eight homers and 47 RBIs. Dunn was 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA in 25 games in his rookie season.

The Uggla trade continues a busy offseason for the Marlins, who dealt outfielder Cameron Maybin to San Diego and sent pitcher Andrew Miller to Boston last week.
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