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Friday, January 24, 2014

Rays acquire Logan Forsythe from Padres in seven-player trade

Logan’s run to Tampa Bay.

The Rays have acquired infielder Logan Forsythe from the Padres as part of a seven player trade.

Reliever Alex Torres heads to San Diego as part of the return package, along with right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn.

In addition to Forsythe, the Rays also get infielder Maxx Tissenbaum and pitchers Matt Andriese, Brad Boxberger and Matt Lollis.

Forsythe, age 27, is coming off a 2013 season in which he batted .214/.281/.332 with six home runs in 75 games. For his career, he’s a .241/.310/.349 hitter (88 OPS+) across parts of three major-league seasons. As well, Forsythe is capable manning shortstop, second, third and the outfield corners….

As for Torres, the Padres are getting a 26-year-old lefty who last season pitched to a 1.71 ERA with 62 strikeouts and 19 unintentional walks in 58 innings of work. In parts of two MLB seasons, Torres boasts an ERA+ of 201 and an opponents’ batting line of .172/.269/.233./blockquote>

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 24, 2014 at 09:53 PM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: alex torres, brad boxberger, logan forsythe, padres, rays, trade

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Royals get outfielder Aoki from Brewers for Will Smith

Dayton just don’t understand.

Aoki, 31, is a left-handed hitter who spent the last two years with the Brewers after eight seasons at Yakult in Japan’s Central League. He batted .286 last season with a .356 on-base percentage in 155 games.

Smith, 24, blossomed last season after shifting to the bullpen and emerged in the closing weeks as one of the club’s primary setup relievers for All-Star closer Greg Holland.

Aoki spent most of the last two seasons as the Brewers’ leadoff hitter and appears likely to fill that role for the Royals, who could then shift Alex Gordon to a lower spot in the lineup.

The trade isn’t expected to affect the Royals’ pursuit of Beltran.

Aoki is under contract next season for $1.95 million. He ranked second in the majors last season with 40 infield hits and led the National League with 140 singles while striking out just 40 times in 674 plate appearances.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 05, 2013 at 12:32 PM | 59 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, norichika aoki, royals, trade, will smith

 

 

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