Nationals acquire Ian Krol from A's to complete Mike Morse trade
The Nationals have acquired minor-league left-hander Ian Krol from the Athletics to complete January's three-team trade involving Mike Morse.
The Nationals have acquired minor-league left-hander Ian Krol from the Athletics as the player to be named later in the Mike Morse trade, the team announced. Here's a recap of the now final three-team trade:
- To Mariners: Morse (from Nationals)
- To Athletics: John Jaso (from Mariners)
- To Nationals: Krol and minor-league RHPs Blake Treinen and A.J. Cole (all from A's)
Krol, 21, was Oakland's seventh-round pick in the 2009 draft and their organizational pitcher of the year in 2010. They signed him for $925,000, and he's since pitched to a 3.75 ERA in 47 starts and 17 relief appearances during his minor-league career. Krol went 2-9 with a 5.20 ERA in 15 starts and 14 relief appearances between High-A and Double-A last summer. MLB.com ranked the southpaw as the 14th-best prospect in the A's sytem recently.
Krol might be most famous -- or infamous, really -- for being suspended for more than two months in 2011 after tweeting a homophobic slur.
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