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UPDATE: The Red Sox trade Single-A OF Luis Sumoza to the Atlanta Braves for OF Mark Kotsay.
Late Tuesday night, the Red Sox reportedly showed interest in Braves CF Mark Kotsay to help fill a void in the outfield for the Red Sox, who recently lost J.D. Drew to the disabled list. They like Kotsay’s glove (who wouldn’t, he was praised in Moneyball for his excellent “range factor”) and they like his bat as well. After all, he is more productive at the plate than Coco Crisp, the current starting CF.
Kotsay cleared waivers earlier this month and became available for trade. His contract carries a limited no-trade clause, and is currently in talks with the Red Sox about waiving that and joining the team.
The 12-year veteran is batting .289 with 6 HRs, 37 RBI and a .338 on-base percentage, which is 19 points better than Coco’s OBP (.319).
Is the acquisition of Mark Kotsay an upgrade over Coco Crisp in CF?
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