Thursday, January 15, 2015

Red Sox Deal Away Dan Bulter To Nationals

 (Joy R. Absalon/
Taking advantage of their "deep depth" at the catching position, the Red Sox traded Dan Butler to the Washington Nationals for pitcher Danny Rosenbaum. With Andover High School grad Ryan Hanigan, and prospects Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart ready to handle catching duties, Butler became expendable. The 27-year old Rosenbaum—a lefty—has pitched at the minor league level since 2009—for a combined 3.12 ERA. Butler got into seven Red Sox games last year, hitting .211—but did well in the Boston minor league system.