A’s Deal Bailey And Sweeney To Boston For Three Prospects

Josh Reddick keeping tabs on the latest trade rumors

In their continuing efforts to rebuild the team for a potential move into a new stadium in San Jose in the next few years, the A’s have dealt closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney to Boston for three Red Sox prospects.

The A’s will receive versatile 24-year-old outfielder Josh Reddick, who was slated to be Boston’s starting right fielder this season, along with 20-year-old corner infielder Miles Head and 19-year-old starting pitcher Raul Alcantara.

Reddick hit .280 in 87 games for the Red Sox last season while playing all three outfield positions, and slugged 14 homers in just 191 at bats at Triple-A Pawtucket before his call up. Head hit .299 with 22 homers in Class-A last year. And Alcantara has posted a 2.72 ERA in just 26 minor league starts thus far in his career.

Reddick or Collin Cowgill, recently acquired from the Diamondbacks in the Trevor Cahill deal, will start in center field for the A’s this season, with the other likely to end up starting in a corner outfield spot.

Check out all the important coverage of the trade:

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser says Reddick will play every day

MLB.com’s Jane Lee reports that the A’s tried to get Alcantara before

MLBTradeRumors.com sums up the trade

Josh Reddick demonstrates his major league skills

Baseball-Reference.com offers up the players’ stats:

Josh Reddick – Majors

Josh Reddick – Minors

Miles Head

Raul Alcantara

2 comments for “A’s Deal Bailey And Sweeney To Boston For Three Prospects

  1. December 29, 2011 at 6:00 am

    You are going to love Josh Reddick. He’s super fun to watch- and he’s going to grow up to be a badass. Boston will miss him lots.

    • December 30, 2011 at 2:28 am

      Looks like he ought to bring a little personality to the team that’s been lacking ever since Swish left anyway!

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