Red Sox acquire Wily Mo Pena, Juan Gone; Leiter retires

The Red Sox traded Bronson Arroyo to the Reds for Wily Mo Pena and also signed Juan Gonzalez to a minor league deal.

The Reds now plan to just move Adam Dunn back to left and start Scott Hatteberg at first. I like Hatteberg and that park might rejuvenate him a little, but he's past those few years was he was really good. Pena is 24 years old with serious power. Arroyo is a middle of the rotation starter at best.

So the Reds took Sean Casey and Wily Mo Pena and turned them into Dave Williams and Bronson Arroyo, who are both decent pitchers but they aren't going to change that team's fortunes or anything.

I would guess for now that Boston plans to platoon Nixon and Pena in right field, which is always a good idea with Nixon. He's a formidable addition to their team, and losing Arroyo isn't going to hurt them.

I'll be surprised if Juan Gone makes the team. I don't see where he fits even if he was healthy. He does have 434 career homers, but I'm pretty sure he's not making it to 500.

Al Leiter has retired after 19 years in the majors. Leiter went 162-132 with a 3.80 ERA (112 adjusted ERA+) for his career, with 1974 strikeouts. He won the World Series with Toronto in 1993 and with the Marlins in 1997. I'm hoping he'll eventually go into broadcasting for a career, because every time he's done it he's been informative and intelligent, which is getting quite rare.

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