Sunday, May 11, 2008
The Red Sox shipped Bryan Corey to the Padres today in exchange for cash or a player to be named later. Corey will remember his time in Boston fondly, but is excited about the opportunity in San Diego: "To be a part of that -- to be there, experience it -- it was pretty special," said Corey. "The ring, no one can ever take away from you." Corey wasn't off to the best starts, but he goes on hot streaks when he plays key roles in the bullpen. This move is typical for Kevin Towers, who further bolsters his pitching depth. If the offense can pick it up, the depth in the bullpen will put this team back in contention.
According to Boston.com, the Red Sox are in discussions with the Rockies about a deal that would send Julian Tavarez to the Rockies for a prospect or two. Tavarez is 0-1 with a 7.15 ERA, so it might be hard to land a solid prospect. Catcher Michael McEnry is a good possibility.