Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Red Sox Make Odd Trade For OF Quintin Berry

We're not exactly sure what it means, but the Red Sox consummated a trade today—acquiring outfielder Quintin Berry from the Kansas City Royals for Clayton Mortensen. Berry's only MLB experience came in 2012 with the Tigers—hitting .258 in 94 games for Detroit. Berry had been designated for assignment by the Royals in June. Your guess is as good as ours! It could mean that Boston is planning on another deal before the August deadline that involves one or more of their major or minor league outfielders. There is some speculation that Berry could be added to the playoff roster as a pinch-runner—along the lines of Dave Roberts.