Thursday, July 26, 2007

Red Sox sign Brady Clark, Ellsbury to the DL & trade rumors

Clark signed, Ellsbury to DL
First, the Red Sox have signed outfielder Brady Clark. He was most recently with the Dodgers. Clark will join Pawtucket in Toledo for tonight's game.

Clark, 34, hit .224 in 47 games with Los Angeles before being designated for assignment on June 10, clearing waivers, and becoming a free agent.

To make room for Clark, the PawSox have placed Jacoby Ellsbury on the seven-day disabled list retroactive to Sunday. Ellsbury tweaked his groin scoring from second base in Saturday's win over Toledo. It happened in the eighth inning.

Boston Globe

And some trade rumors..

Trade rumors surface
The Red Sox are among the teams interested in acquiring Tampa Bay Devil Rays infielder Ty Wigginton, according to a major league source, though a source familiar with the Sox said a trade was not close as of yesterday afternoon.

Major league sources also have confirmed the Sox have interest in Texas first baseman Mark Teixeira; White Sox right fielder Jermaine Dye; Oakland outfielder Bobby Kielty, who was recently designated for assignment; and Dodgers third base prospect Andy LaRoche, who has been hot in Triple A Las Vegas, a team the Red Sox' Allard Baird has been scouting.


I'm thinking that Clark just underachieved this year because in 2005, he batted .306 which is pretty impressive. You know he has the skills offensively, he can play all 3 outfield positions well and would just be coming off the bench at the most once in a while. This probably indicates a Wily Mo Pena trade. I don't really think there's anything to the Ellsbury DL trip. It's a short stint and probably is just to get ready to make some room for the trade deadline.

Also, Wiggington would be a good pickup if we can get him for cheap, he's a good player overall. My favorite target though is Mark Teixeira. He could do a lot for this team and is on the market right now. It would fill the one need this team has right now, a big bat.

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