V-Mart to Boston

CLEVELAND, OH — The Cleveland Indians today announced
the club has acquired RHP JUSTIN MASTERSON, LHP NICK HAGADONE & RHP BRYAN
PRICE
from the Boston Red Sox for C VICTOR MARTINEZ


He
was Boston’s 2nd round selection (71st overall) in the
2006 First-Year Player Draft out of San Diego State University and is a native
of Beaver Creek, Ohio.  Masterson is the first Jamaican-born pitcher in Major
League history and just the 4th player overall, joining Chili Davis (1981-99),
Devon White (1985-2001) and Rolando Roomes (1988-90). He split the 2007 season
between A Lancaster and AA Portland and was a combined 12-8 w/a 4.33 ERA
(153.2IP, 152H, 74ER) and was 10-0 over a 12-start stretch from June 7-August
5.  He now owns a 2-year Major League career record of 9-8 with a 3.76 ERA in 67
games (15GS, 160.1IP, 140H, 67ER), 135SO).


Price, 22, was also a sandwich round selection
(45th overall) by the Red Sox in the 2008 draft out of Rice.  He
entered the 2008 draft as the 47th overall prospect (25th
pitcher) in the 2008 draft according to Baseball America.  So far
in 2009 the Freer, Texas native has split the season between A Greenville of the
South Atlantic League and A Salem of the Carolina League where he has gone a
combined 4-8 w/a 4.67 ERA in 19 starts (96.1IP, 99H, 50ER, 6HR, 31BB, 97SO),
averaging 9.1 strikeouts per 9.0IP.  He was 1-3 w/a 3.83 ERA in 12 games/9
starts at A Lowell of the New York-Penn League (40.0IP, 47H, 17ER, 43SO) last
season after signing out of Rice and was named the 12th best prospect
in the NYPL and the 20th best prospect in the Boston organization
according to Baseball America
Martinez, a 3-time AL All-Star, is hitting .284
(107-377) with 21 doubles, 1 triple, 15 home runs and 67 RBI in 99 games so far
in 2009.

1 Comment

I thought it was a great move because the Red Sox needed some one like that. The only pronlem is what are they going to do with Varitek.

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