Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Kotchman to Seattle, Ellsbury to LF

The Red Sox traded first baseman Casey Kotchman to the Seattle Mariners today for infielder/outfielder Bill Hall. Kotchman's days in Boston were numbered once the Sox signed Adrian Beltre yesterday.

Kotchman will be Seattle's starting first baseman while Hall will be used in a utility role by the Red Sox.

And the Red Sox also officially announced that Jacoby Ellsbury will play left field next season, as Mike Cameron, who has won Gold Gloves in center field, will play that position in 2010. Smart move by the Sox, as Cameron has the stronger arm and Ellsbury, with the weaker arm, is better suited to play the Green Monster in left, a position Cameron has rarely played in his career.

1 comment:

Rick said...

There is talk of a DH platoon of Ortiz and Lowell. I guess Hall is versatile so this works fine.