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Reds, Cubs complete Marshall-Wood trade

Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:19 pm
Edited on: December 23, 2011 2:32 pm
 
Dave SappeltBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Reds and Cubs made the trade sending Sean Marshall to Cincinnati and Travis Wood to Chicago official on Friday, with the Reds also sending outfielder Dave Sappelt (right) and minor-league infielder Ronald Torreyes to the Cubs.

The deal had reportedly been agreed upon on Wednesday, thought neither Sappelt or Torreyes had been identified in reports at that point.

The Reds will get Marshall to help their bullpen, while Wood should step right into the Cubs' rotation.

"Sean is not the type of pitcher that we set out looking to trade. He does a lot of things that we like, on the field and off the field. He’s exactly the kind of guy we want to be a Cub," Cubs president Theo Epstein said on a conference call (via MLB.com's Mark Sheldon). "But, he had one year remaining on his contract until free agency, and under the new collective bargaining rules it’s unlikely that he’ll have any draft pick compensation attached to him. So rather than let him walk at the end of the year with essentially nothing in return, we felt turning him into a Major League starting pitcher who has five years of control was certainly worth doing, and obviously [we got] the two prospects on top of that." 

As for the other players, Sappelt played in 38 games for the Reds last season, hitting .243/.289/.318 in 118 plate appearances. The outfielder will turn 25 on Jan. 2. He hit .313/.377/.458 at Triple-A Louisville last season and is a .309/.362/.459 hitter in his minor-league career.  Torreyes is 5-foot-9, 140 pounds, but hit .356/.398/.457 as an 18-year-old at Low-A Dayton, mostly at second base.

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Comments

Since: Oct 28, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Reds, Cubs complete Marshall-Wood trade

THE REDS WILL NEVER WIN WITH TERRIBLE MANAGER,SLEEPY DUSTY BAKER !



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2011 10:42 am
 

Reds, Cubs complete Marshall-Wood trade

The Reds have been stockpiling young talent lately and now are making moves.  Their ultimate success will depend on the pitchers keeping the ball 'in the park' @ GABP...and of course beating the Cardinals (and suddenly, the Pirates)   The still need a power hitting catcher and third baseman.  Baker seems to be lost at times when it comes handling pitchers and needs to play an 'everyday eight'...trading the excess away, I guess, is the only way to do it.     


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