At the 2009 MLB Trade Deadline, Theo Epstein made another huge splash, acquiring C/1B Victor Martinez without trading Clay Buchholz or Lars Anderson. Will the deal help the Red Sox make a move to the World Series?
After days of speculation and with just minutes to spare, Boston.com reports that the Cleveland Indians have finally traded All-Star catcher Victor Martinez to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for pitchers Justin Masterson, Nick Hagadone, and Bryan Price.
Right after that, the Sox dealt newly acquired 1B Adam LaRoche to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for 1B Casey Kotchman. LaRoche returns to his former team and Kotchman return to the A.L. where he was a former member of the Angels. Continue reading Indians Trade Catcher Victor Martinez to Red Sox, LaRoche Dealt to Atlanta>>