Red Sox Acquire Celestino To Complete Kotchman-Hall Trade

The Red Sox acquired minor league righty Miguel Celestino to complete the January Bill HallCasey Kotchman trade with the Mariners.  The Sox had also received $7.15MM in that deal.

Celestino, 20, posted a 4.72 ERA, 6.5 K/9, and 3.1 BB/9 in 66.6 Rookie ball innings last year.  He's never placed among the Mariners' top 30 prospects as ranked by Baseball America.

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5 Comments on "Red Sox Acquire Celestino To Complete Kotchman-Hall Trade"

5 years 6 months ago

Wow, Celestino is only 19 years old? The one disadvantage is he played Rookie Ball last year. However, this is a low risk move.

5 years 6 months ago

not so much of a move…rather a throw-in
20 years in rookieball with mediocre stats…do the redsox see something in him? if not he’s just a random-nobody

5 years 6 months ago

He’s 20.

5 years 6 months ago

Why!! Bill Hall is trash…at least Kotchman was decent could have gotten somebody better than Hall..

5 years 6 months ago

You have to remember, this deal was all about the money and luxury threshold. Trading for Hall moved the Sox further away from the threshold because the average annual value of Hall’s contract is less that the $7.15M the M’s are sending to teh Sox in the deal. This 20 year old kid is just a throw in.

That being said the kid is just 20, he may turn into something, or he may not. But he has plenty of time to show what he can do.