Colorado Rockies Trade Brad Emaus To Boston Red Sox

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to trade infielder Brad Emaus to the Boston Red Sox, as the team announced on its Twitter feed on Wednesday. In exchange for Emaus, the Rockies will receive a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Emaus, 25, split last season between the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies. After struggling badly in the majors with New York, the Rockies acquired him on the cheap and sent him to Triple-A. He thrived in the hitter-friendly environment of Colorado Springs, posting a .313/.389/.564 line with 10 doubles and 9 home runs in 45 games.

In general, Emaus is an adequate defender at second base and third base with good plate discipline, but there have been questions regarding his overall offensive potential. In Boston, he'll likely compete with the likes of Nick Punto, Mike Aviles and Oscar Tejeda for playing time as a back-up infielder. As for the Rockies,

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