Red Sox trade Robert Coello for Tony Thomas


Earlier this morning the Red Sox traded Pitcher for Second Basemen from the Chicago Cubs. Coello made his major league debut in September for the Red Sox, playing six games with 5.7 innings pitched and an ERA of 4.76. While, was playing for the Tennessee Smokies; Chicago Cubs Double A affiliate hitting .273 with 11 home runs and 73 RBI’s.

split his season between Double A Portland and Triple A Pawtucket. His strike out rate is high, however, becomes easy to hit off of as he reaches later innings. Which resulted in raised ERA’s and a large quantity of losses. Coello was projected to be a middle reliever with the ability to play in tough situations. His Minor league career started in Cincinnati as a catcher but due to a rib injury in 2005 he missed that season. He returned in 2006 practicing as a pitcher after signing a one year Minor league deal with the Angels. In 2007 Coello played in the Arizona league, due to the fact the Angels would not re-sign him. In 2008 the Red Sox were impressed and acquired .

; a second basemen, who played for the Tennessee Smokies for the 2009 season and again in 2010 had an impressive minor league past. Thomas has experienced a large number of positions varying from, second base and shortstop to all outfield positions. Thomas has also shown consistency both offensively and defensively through all levels. In 2008, Thomas was playing for Single A Daytona with 7 home runs and a .266 batting average.