Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Red Sox Acquire LaRoche

Extra Bases blog is reporting that the Red Sox acquired lefty first baseman Adam LaRoche from the Pittsburgh Pirates today. No word yet on who they surrendered to get him.

LaRoche, a free agent after this season, is known as a good second-half hitter and figures to see action at first against righthanded pitching. He has 12 HRs and 40 RBI with a .247 average with the Pirates this year.

Makes me wonder if the Sox are still very concerned about Mike Lowell's health.

UPDATE: WEEI is reporting the Red Sox gave up two minor league prospects, P Hunter Strickland (from Single A) and SS Argenis Diaz (Double A), to get LaRoche.


Tex said...

He's actually done quite well for me on my fantasy team.

Two pirates for the red sox?? Are they trying to reinstate the Pirate Band into the dugout??

The Omnipotent Q said...

Jack Wilson could make it a trio...