Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
The Red Sox and Dodgers made a huge trade in August... but only now, in October, is it complete.
And here you thought that deal was done more than a month ago!
The Los Angeles Dodgers are staying home watching the postseason on television like the rest of us, even though they thought the huge trade they made with the Red Sox in August would send them to October baseball, for sure for sure for sure.
Some parts of the deal read "and a player to be named later", even though names were dropped and we pretty much knew them then. Thursday, those players were officially named:
The Red Sox officially have received Rubby De La Rosa and Jerry Sands from the Dodgers. Guillermo Quiroz has been DFA'ed.— Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) October 4, 2012
De La Rosa was at one time a top Dodgers prospect, but he's still recovering from Tommy John surgery. He pitched reasonably well in 10 starts for the Dodgers in 2011, and will be just 24 next April.
Sands just turned 25 and has hit .289/.376/.562 in 2023 minor-league plate appearances, but hasn't hit that well in the major leagues. With the Red Sox rebuilding, they could try him in the outfield or first base in 2013.