Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sox Deal Away Coello

The Red Sox made an odd minor deal yesterday, sending right-handed pitcher Robert Coello to the Cubs for minor league infielder Tony Thomas. The Sox had designated Coello for assignment to clear a roster spot, but they ended up losing the guy who led their minor league system in strikeouts last year. Moreover, in four minor league seasons his ERA is under 3.00. They get back Thomas, who had 11 HRs last year for AA Tennessee. Curious.