Friday, July 31, 2009

Red Sox Acquire Catcher Martinez

The Red Sox have made a deal with the Indians for catcher Victor Martinez. Martinez is the bat the Red Sox were looking for. They were also looking at Padres first basemen Adrian Gonzalez. The Indians received pitcher Justin Masterson, a promising young pitcher. The Indians also got minor league pitchers Nick Hagadone and Bryan Price.

Martinez is batting .284 with 15 homers and 67 RBIs. Martinez will probably catch most of the time for the Red Sox because their current catcher, Jason Varitek, is hitting only .239.

The Indians will have a good team in a few years. They traded away Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez for prospects who will begin to blossom soon enough. Just because the Indians traded away two very good players, doesn't mean these aren't good moves for them too.

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