Posts Tagged 'Tim Wakefield retires'

AL East Rumour Roundup: Friday February 17

Slow day outside of a few links and stories:

-The New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates finally consumated the long rumoured AJ Burnett trade with Burnett heading to Pittsburgh in exchange for minor leaguer pitcher Diego Moreno and outfielder Exicardo Cayones.

Scouts like the power arm of Diego Moreno, but there are a lot of questions about his maturity, tweets Buster Olney of ESPN.com.

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (via Twitter) had the early reads on the Yankees’ imports from the Pirates.  Moreno can reach 98 mph on the gun but has command issues while Exicardo Cayones can hit but doesn’t have much in the way of power.

-Boston Red Sox hurler Tim Wakefield called it a career at age 45 after a 19-year career.  He owns a career 200-180 record, a 4.41 ERA and 2156 strikeouts over a whopping 3226.1 IPs.  He is Boston’s all time  leader in starts and innings pitched and was only 6 wins behind Roger Clemens and Cy Young for the all-time franchise mark.

Before deciding to call it a career, Tim Wakefield had offers from four clubs, writes Alex Speier of WEEI.com.  Agent Barry Meister says that one of the four offers was a guaranteed big league deal.

Wakefield didn’t consider any of those offers for long, tweets Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald.  Upon hearing of the offers, the pitcher asked his agent, “Do they play for Boston?”

-In other Red Sox news veteran catcher Jason Varitek is leaning towards retiring.


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