Matt Eddy

Rangers Retain Ben Snyder In Trade With Giants

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The Rangers liked what they saw from major league Rule 5 pick Ben Snyder, but they just could not justify carving out room to carry him on the 25-man roster. But rather than buy back Snyder for $25,000, the Giants suggested a trade and identified 17-year-old, Rookie-ball lefty Edwin Escobar as sufficient bounty.

Majors | #2010#Trade Central

Mariners, Red Sox Swap Veterans

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The Red Sox shipped Casey Kotchman, a first baseman who started just 19 times in two months with the club, to the Mariners for Bill Hall, a third baseman/corner outfielder who swings a big stick versus lefthanders. The Red Sox also receive a player to be named as well as $7.15 million to help offset the difference in salaries.

Majors | #2010#Trade Central