Found December 23, 2011 on Redlegs Review:
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 ...

Cubs agree to swap P Marshall to Reds for P Wood

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to trade reliever Sean Marshall to the Cincinnati Reds for lefthander Travis Wood and two minor leaguers. The left-handed Marshall has been a workhouse for the Cubs the past two season, making 158 appearances. The 29-year-old Marshall was 6-6 with a 2.26 ERA in 78 appearances last season. He has a career 32-40 record in six seasons with Chicago. Wood...

Prospects Named In The Wood-Marshall Trade

Reports are announcing that the Reds will announce the trade this afternoon that nets Sean Marshall of the Cubs for lhp Travis Wood, Dave Sappelt, and 19-yr-old infield prospect Ronald Torreyes. According to’s Keith Law, the prospects involved are Dave Sappelt and Ronald Torreyes. Sappelt, a 24-year-old outfielder, made a 38-game Major League debut with the Reds last season...

Source: Cubs agree to trade Marshall to Reds

The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a trade in principle that will send pitcher Travis Wood and two minor-leaguers to the Cubs for left-handed reliever Sean Marshall, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Cubs acquire Travis Wood from Reds for Sean Marshall

At one point, Cubs president Theo Epstein said Sean Marshall ‘‘might be the most valuable left-handed reliever in all of baseball.’’ After trading him to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday for unproven young starter Travis Wood and two prospects, Epstein called the deal ‘‘the type of move that...

Source: Sappelt part of Marshall-Wood deal

The Chicago Cubs will get minor leaguers Dave Sappelt and Ronald Torreyes in the deal that sends Sean Marshall to the Reds for Travis Wood, a team sou...

Reds acquire Marshall for Wood, prospects

Seeking to shore up the back end of their bullpen, the Reds on Friday completed the trade that acquired lefty reliever Sean Marshall from the Cubs. Cincinnati dealt Travis Wood along with prospects Dave Sappelt and Ronald Torreyes.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Diamond Hoggers

This is usually the time of year where I take two months to breathe. Don’t panic, I’m still here and still going to go nuts with the posts when baseball heats up. I’m in football mode right now though which is no good for a baseball blogger. Reds are somewhat going all-in for 2012, that’s the only thing I liked about the Sean Marshall for Travis Wood swap if you’re wondering...

Reds acquire Sean Marshall from Cubs

The Cincinnati Reds have acquired left-handed pitcher Sean Marshall from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for left-handed pitcher Travis Wood, outfielder Dave Sappelt and infielder Ronald Torreyes, the team announced today. Image by ChipMaheney under the Creative Commons License.

Recent transactions: my take

LHP Sean Marshall and two prospects to the Reds for LHP Travis Wood Probably a win-win for both sides. The Reds are making a real run at the NL Central crown, having gutted their farm system for Mat Latos and now, dealing five years of Travis Wood for one of Sean Marshall. We can debate the long-term implications all we want, but Wood at best is a #4/#5 starter while Marshall is...

Setup man Sean Marshall to be dealt to Reds; Bill Buckner joins minor-league staff

They weren’t factors in the bidding for Japanese pitching star Yu Darvish and aren’t serious players in the Prince Fielder sweepstakes. But the Cubs are quietly having a busy week, bringing back one of their .300 hitters, adding a former batting champ to the organization and getting close to trading...

Reds claim reliever Judy off waivers from Tribe

In addition to acquiring left-handed reliever Sean Marshall in a trade with the Cubs on Friday, the Reds claimed right-handed reliever Josh Judy off waivers from the Indians.
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