The Red Sox acquired left-hander Mike Stanton from the Washington Nationals on Thursday for right-handers Rhys Taylor and Yader Peralta.Seems like a little late in the day to make a roster move, but what the hell!
Boston's trade means Stanton could wind up pitching this weekend against his former team, the New York Yankees. ...
Stanton, who is 38, started the season with the Yankees and was cut June 30 after going 1-2 with a 7.08 ERA in 14 innings over 28 relief appearances.
G IP H R ER BB K OBA ERAHis post-All-Star Game numbers are also his stats with Washington.
September 10 12 12 5 3 6 7 .279 2.25
Post ASG 30 27.2 31 13 11 9 14 .292 3.58
Lefties have only a .524 OPS off him this season, so I guess (if Francona uses him correctly, that is) he'll be another LOOGY for Giambi, Matsui and Cano.
Hey, whatever happened with El Guapo?