The name Ryan Sweeney was one that was often heard when discussing the Red Sox trade rumors leading up this year’s July trade deadline. But after a run in with a strong door, Sweeney suddenly became indispensable, via the injury reserved list.
Sweeney, who punched a door behind the dugout at Fenway Park after grounding out in the eighth inning on Monday night was put on the 15-day disabled list and subsequently removed from all trade talks. Call it a twist of fate in Sweeney’s favor, provided he likes his Boston home, or call it another cruel element in Ben Cherington’s suddenly inability to trade those that come most coveted.
Sweeney was said to have been scouted by multiple teams prior to the deadline, including the Chicago Cubs. Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reported that the Red Sox were indeed shopping Sweeeny leading up to Monday night, when obviously things changed in a drastic form.
Sweeney, who hasn’t hit for a lot of power this season, hitting zero home runs despite recording nineteen doubles in 219 plate appearances, was said to be one of the more sought after Red Sox outfielders. Well wonder no more as the trade deadline has come and gone and because Sweeney broke his hand on a bizarre fashion, he’ll remain a Red Sox for the rest of the season. This of course considering we see him again in a Sox uniform this year given he’s to miss 8 weeks with a broken hand. Nice Ryan, real nice.