Josh Reddick and pitcher Rich Hill are all set to join the ranks of Los Angeles Dodgers from Oakland Athletics, said sources. Both teams have announced the deal on Monday, reported media today, While Frankie Montas, Grant Holmes and Jharel Cotton are likely to join A’s team, according to the deal, revealed CBSSports.com.
Hill, one of the top players traded today has remained a free agent. This powerful 36-year-old player however couldn’t make much contributions in the season, especially after 2009 until he has received four starts last year from Red Sox.
His stats for this fabulous season tells volumes about his performance all through out the game. Here in all 14 starts, he has come out with a record of 9-3 with a 2.25 ERA (181 ERA+), 1.09 WHIP. It also includes his 90 strikeouts in all of his 76 innings.
However, A’s were very particular about making the deal a reality so as not to destroy the star value of this player in the imminent trade-off.
It is true that Hill was a free agent now and Dodgers require only a rental in the team, keeping in view the trail of injuries that has plagued the A’s team.
Reddick is another key rental traded in the deal. He holds a record for his defense. Reddick will be hitting .296/.368/.449 (124 OPS+) with 11 doubles and eight home runs.
In an another important development, Mets and Reds are likely to complete the deals to acquire outfielder Jay Bruce, said a source. Bruce holds the record for three-time National League All-Star.
Rumours are rife about chance of Cincinnati’s return as star outfielder Brandon Nimmo and two other players.
The deal is almost near and just awaiting the nod from the medical teams, suggest fresh reports emerging now behind the board room discussions.
The deal will be announced at today 4 p.m., ET, and has led to all high-scale speculations in the sporting circuit.