Howard Smith/USA TodayConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterAccording to MLB Trade Rumors and the Red Sox official Twitter page, the Red Sox have shipped infielders Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar to the Baltimore Orioles for Ivan DeJesus and Jemile Weeks.#RedSox today acquired INF/OF Jemile Weeks and INF Ivan De Jesus Jr. from Baltimore for INF/OF Kelly Johnson...
Despite the fact that he did not make their Opening Day Roster, it appears as though the Baltimore Orioles will be keeping corner infielder Michael Almanzar for now at least. The reason for this is because Michael Almanzar has knee tendinitis and is on the 15 day Disabled List. If he gets surgery for this injury, he could be out up to six months, making him property of the Baltimore...
Red Sox Lose Michael Almanzar to Orioles in Rule 5 Draft, Select Jonathan Roof in Minor League Phase
Michael Almanzar is changing organizations — for now, at least. The Orioles selected Almanzar from the Red Sox in the major league phase of Thursday’s Rule 5 draft. Boston added Jonathan Roof in the minor league phase. Almanzar, who signed a $1.5 million bonus out of the Dominican Republic in 2008, figured to be the Red Sox player most at risk of being selected in the draft,...
(John Wacher/Salem Red Sox) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.—In what has been a relatively quiet offseason for the Boston Red Sox, minor moves occurred Thursday morning. For starters, Boston lost third baseman Michael Almanzar to the Baltimore Orioles in the Major League phase of Thursday morning’s Rule 5 Draft. The 23-year-old Dominican Republic product hit .268 with 16 homers, 81 RBIs...
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