Sappelt is one of three players heading to Chicago As first reported by ESPNChicago's Bruce Levine on Wednesday, the Reds agreed to send starter Travis Wood and two minor leaguers to the Cubs in exchange for reliever Sean Marshall, pending physicals.
Not only does it appear all went well with the physical results, but the identity of the two minor league players are now known. They are LF Dave Sappelt and INF Ronald Torreyes, this according to Keith Law of ESPN.
Sappelt, 24, was called up by the Reds late in the season and appeared in 38 games -- posting a .243 average, no homeruns, 5 RBIS and 8 doubles. He fared much better in 2011 at the Triple-A level where he saw action in 74 contests while posting a .313 average, .377 OBP, 7 HR, 29 RBIs and 16 doubles. He was rated as the 20th best prospect in the Reds' system by Baseball America prior to last year.
Torreyes, 19, spent the duration of '11 in Class-A Dayton where he hit a whopping .356 with a .398 OBP, 3 homers, 41 RBIs and ...