Boston Trades Shaw For Reliever Thornburg
The Boston Red Sox stoked up the Hot Stove on Tuesday morning as they dealt Travis Shaw and minor leagues to the Milwaukee Brewers for reliever Tyler Thornburg.
Shaw has played parts of two seasons with Boston and hit .312 with 29 home runs in 210 games with the Red Sox. He was the starting third baseman for the Sox on Opening Day, taking the position from Pablo Sandoval in the Spring. They also dealt minor league infielder Mauricio Dubon and reliever Josh Pennington to the Brewers to complete the deal, according to reports.
Thornburg has played in five major league seasons and will be 28 for the upcoming 2017 season. In 67 games with the Brewers last season, Thornburg was 8-5 with a 2.15 ERA and had 13 saves. He also had 90 strikeouts in 67 innings while serving in the set-up and closer role with Milwaukee.
The righty will primarily be used as the eighth inning set-up reliever for closer Craig Kimbrel. Pablo Sandoval will likely start the season with Boston as third baseman for the Sox in the early parts of 2017