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Emaus changes teams again, traded to Red Sox

Posted on: January 11, 2012 4:39 pm
Edited on: January 11, 2012 5:53 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Brad Emaus' wild ride around the league continues. He has been traded from the Rockies to the Red Sox, the Rockies announced Wednesday. In return, the Red Sox will send either a player to be named later or cash considerations to the Rockies.

This marks the fourth time in just over 13 months Emaus has changed teams. He was selected by the Mets in the Rule 5 Draft Dec. 9, 2010, but then shipped back to the Blue Jays in late April. A day later, Emaus was traded to the Rockies. And now he's headed to Boston.

Emaus, a 25-year-old second baseman, hit .162/.262/.162 in very limited action for the Mets (42 plate appearances) before he was demoted -- and, per the rules of the Rule 5 Draft, shipped back to Toronto. In just 45 Triple-A games, Emaus hit .313/.389/.564 with nine homers and 28 RBI. He has a pretty good Triple-A line in what basically amounts to one minor-league season (.303/.393/.519 in 132 career games).

Expect him to provide nothing more than organizational depth for the Red Sox. Dustin Pedroia is obviously firmly locked in at second while Nick Punto and Mike Aviles can serve as infield backups.

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Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 6:16 pm
 

Emaus changes teams again, traded to Red Sox

Seems a strange move on the Rockies part to be honest.  Second base is one area that they need depth in.  While not likely to be a regular he was no doubt depth at a position the Rockies were most lacking.



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 5:54 pm
 

Emaus changes teams again, traded to Red Sox

That's my bad, Noted2. I've added it in now.

- Matt



Since: Nov 20, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 5:38 pm
 

Emaus changes teams again, traded to Red Sox

This might be a good move for the Red Sox.  I'm not sure what they gave up, the article didn't say.  But it looks like he could develop into a decent  hitter.  He showed some power in the minors (9 Hr in 163 AB last year at AAA and 15 HR in 445 AB between AA and AAA in 2010).  He doesn't strike out very much (220 SO is 1722 minor league AB) and in the minors he walks almost as often as he strikes out.
   


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