Red Sox Acquire Craig Breslow
By Richard Janvrin-TRST Senior MLB Analyst Follow Richard on Twitter: @RJanvrin3_TRST
As reported by Boston Globe’s own, Nick Cafardo via twitter, the Red Sox have dealt for Craig Breslow of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Red Sox have traded Scott Podsednik and Matt Albers, reports Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com via twitter.
Breslow, 31, will return back to Boston where he played in 2006. Breslow, a lefty, also had interest from the Angels who also were interested in acquiring a left handed reliever. Breslow is 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA this year and will help out with the Red Sox bullpen which has been pretty good thus far this season.
The Diamondbacks, in return, will get journeyman outfielder, Scott Podsednik and reliever, Matt Albers.
Podsednik, 36, has had very limited playing time this year only play in 19 games but is batting .387/.409/.484 with a single home run and 7 RBIs.
Albers, 29, was average during tenure with Boston. From 2011-2012, he went 6-4 with the Sox with a 3.81 ERA with an 8.0 K/9. This season he’s 2-0 with a 2.29 ERA.