Remember back in November when the Sox sent Sandy Rosario to Oakland for a player to be named later? Yeah, neither do I. In any event, the player to be named later was named today.
Oakland sent pitcher Graham Godfrey to Boston to conclude the deal. The 28-year old Godfrey has seen limited action with the Athletics in 2011 and 2012. In 2012 he started four games for the A’s early in the season but spent much of this past season in Triple-A where he posted a 3.29 ERA in 104 innings. In parts of two seasons at the MLB level, Godfrey has a 5.09 ERA in 46 innings.
According to WEEI’s Alex Speier, Godfrey was cited in Baseball America as having the “best command” in the Pacific Coast League last season.
Although the move appears meaningless, Godfrey may yet become another chip in a larger pitching plan as Boston looks to position themselves more favorably in MLB’s pitching sweepstakes in the last two months of activity before pitchers and catchers report on February 12.