Re: Red Sox acquire Crisp
Originally Posted by Bill
It is believed the Sox and Indians came close to a three-team trade involving the Cincinnati Reds that would have landed Crisp and pitcher David Riske in Boston, only to have matters fall apart due to Reds’ reluctance.
Interesting. It now looks like the Red Sox will get Riske and Josh Bard, and will additionally give up catcher Kelly Shoppach.
The Red Sox, according to a source with knowledge of the deal, have reached agreement in principle with the Indians on a complex six-player deal centered upon 26-year-old Coco Crisp that also will bring to town a quality setup man in 28-year-old David Riske and young catcher Josh Bard.
Boston will ship top prospect Andy Marte, reliever Guillermo Mota, and catcher Kelly Shoppach to Cleveland. The deal is contingent upon physicals. The only player in the deal with a known and recent injury issue is Mota, who missed a month last season with the Marlins because of inflammation in his throwing elbow...
Because of the need to exchange and carefully process medical records, the deal is unlikely to be announced any sooner than the middle or end of this week.
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