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OF Glaesmann headed to D'backs to complete trade



UPDATE, 3:35: Glaesmann just posted on his Twitter account: Very thankful for the opportunities given to me by @ RaysBaseball I am extremely excited to see what lies ahead with @ Dbacks # blessed # dbacks

DEVELOPING: OF Todd Glaesmann, who was the Rays 2012 top minor-leaguer, is headed to the D'backs as the player to be named later in the Dec. 3 trade that brought RHP Heath Bell and C Ryan Hanigan to Tampa Bay.

At the time of the trade, Arizona GM Kevin Towers said he considered the player to be named the key to the deal.

Glaesmann hit .285 with 21 homers and 75 RBIs in 2012 between Class A Bowling Green and Charlotte, but didn't show as much in 2013 when moving up to Double-A Montgomery, hitting .240 with 11 homers and 54 RBIs.

RHP Justin Choate, an undrafted free agent who pitched last season at short-season Class A Hudson Valley, was also in the trade.

The teams had to wait until after Thursday's Rule 5 draft to complete the deal as Glaesmann was eligible to be taken. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports had the news first.



[Last modified: Friday, December 13, 2013 3:36pm]


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