Monday, August 31, 2009
Guillermo Mota To DL, Garland, Thome To Dodgers; Contreras To Rockies
In other news, the Angels broadcast reports the Dodgers have acquired Jim Thome from the White Sox, and Jon Garland from the Diamondbacks. Links as I find 'em.
Commenters in today's DT gameday thread are saying MLB Network is confirming the Thome trade as well.
Update: Ken Rosenthal confirms the Garland deal.
Update 2: And welcome back to AAA, or maybe, kiss the postseason roster goodbye, James Loney. Ouch.
Update 3: South Side Sox:
Jim Thome agreed to waive his no-trade clause and was traded to the Dodgers. Obviously, for a player who has never won a World Series, this presents him with the opportunity to essentially complete his Hall of Fame resume. However, it's a surprise move considering Thome has not played in the field since that ill-fated game in 2007. It would behoove the Dodgers to not test his back like that with a guy two years older. He will, however, reunite with friend Manny Ramirez, who had previously stated a desire to play with Thome again. The White Sox send cash with Thome and receive Justin Fuller, a 25 year old A ball middle infielder of no repute whatsoever.The Sox send Contreras and cash to Colorado, and get finesse righty Brandon Hynick.
Update 4: Ned Colletti in the postgame interview says Thome won't be playing first base, and is in "the twilight of his career". He'll be a bat off the bench, a late-innings pinch-hitter.