Matt Eddy

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

Pioneer League Top 20 Prospects

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The Pioneer League benefited from the Angels' and Diamondbacks' surfeit of draft picks this June, as the two clubs combined to send 10 players selected in the top five rounds directly to Orem and Missoula. Understandably, the two teams placed a large number of players on the Pioneer League Top 20 Prospects list.

Minors | #2009#League Top 20 Prospects#Rankings