Craig Kimbrel Traded Again

Former Braves stud closer Craig Kimbrel is on the move again.  The Padres traded Kimbrel to the Boston Red Sox for 4 players.

“With the history and the fans in Boston, the atmosphere is always awesome. It’s going to be a lot of fun, said Kimbrel.”

The Padres acquired four minor league prospects, outfielder Manuel Margot, shortstop Javier Guerra, infielder Carlos Asuaje and left-handed pitcher Logan Allen.  None has played above the Double A level.

Kimbrel was 4-2 with a 2.58 ERA and 39 saves in 2015.  He struck out 87 and walked only 22 in 59.1 innings.  The former Brave finished 4th in the NL in saves.

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Kimbrel mowed down National League hitters, it will be interesting to see how he does in the American League.

”Moving to the American league, I’m excited,” Kimbrel said in a conference call with reporters. ”It’s a league that has the big bats. And being a pitcher, you want a challenge of facing the big bats.”

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