Boston Trades For Speedy Outfielder
The Red Sox acquired minor league outfielder and former Tampa Bay Rays prospect Joey Gathright from the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later. Gathright has played for the Rays, Royals, Cubs, but never played a game for the Orioles after being traded by the Cubs for Ryan Freel in May.
The 28-year-old will most likely be used in the same way Dave Roberts was used in 2004. Gathright will bring lots of speed and defensive to relatively slow team other than lead-off hitter Jacoby Ellsbury.