White Sox To Acquire Martinez, Marinez For Guillen

THURSDAY, 1:15pm: The White Sox announced that they assigned the contract of right-hander Ricardo Andres to the Marlins to complete the deal. Andres appeared in 12 games at Rookie Ball this year in his first professional season. The 20-year-old posted a 6.32 ERA in 15 2/3 innings, striking out 11.

TUESDAY, 1:36pm: The White Sox will also acquire reliever Jhan Marinez, tweets Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.  Marinez, 23, posted a 3.57 ERA, 11.5 K/9, 6.5 BB/9, and 1.1 HR/9 in 58 Double-A relief innings this year.  Prior to the season, Baseball America ranked Marinez fourth among Marlins prospects, citing a "combination of great stuff and immaturity."  Marinez has a closer repertoire, wrote BA.

10:21am: The White Sox are expected to acquire infielder Osvaldo Martinez and a minor league pitcher from the Marlins for manager Ozzie Guillen, tweets MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez.  Guillen was released from his contract by the White Sox yesterday, with the Sox retaining compensation rights if he manages another team in 2012.

Martinez, a 23-year-old shortstop, hit .245/.296/.322 in 371 Triple-A plate appearances this year.  Prior to the season, Baseball America ranked him fifth among Marlins prospects, saying he profiles as a "solid No. 2 hitter" with a strong arm, good instincts, and soft hands at shortstop.  At that time, BA saw a future as a versatile but quality utilityman the worst-case scenario for Martinez.

The last player-manager trade in baseball took place nine years ago, when the Devil Rays traded outfielder Randy Winn to the Mariners for Antonio Perez as well as the right to negotiate with manager Lou Piniella.


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30 Comments on "White Sox To Acquire Martinez, Marinez For Guillen"


East Coast Bias
3 years 10 months ago

This guy is the 50 cent of their minor league system.

Erik Christensen
3 years 10 months ago

You mean he’s talentless and overhyped?

East Coast Bias
3 years 10 months ago

Yes! And he’s been shot up a few times.

NatsTown
3 years 10 months ago

LOL… thats all

Chiburgh
3 years 10 months ago

Trading Ozzie for another Ozzie

rsanchez1
3 years 10 months ago

Ozzie being Ozzie.

Rick Garcia
3 years 10 months ago

Manager for player deals shouldnt be allowed

MikhelB
3 years 10 months ago

Why not? players and coaches/manager are under contract by the team owner(s), they can trade even broadcasters… and it has already happened LOL:

In 1943 Ernie Harwell, a radio broadcaster under contract with a minor league team, the Atlanta Crackers ( LOL @ the name :p ) was traded to the Major League team Brooklyn Dodgers for catcher Cliff Dapper who ended up beint the manager for the Crackers.

bleachercreature
3 years 10 months ago

that’s their 5th best prospect?

Lastings
3 years 10 months ago

“White Sox Acquire Ozzie”…Mass hysteria in Chicago…

dc21892
3 years 10 months ago

LOL…

jwsox
3 years 10 months ago

He will replace Omar on the sox roster just watch. And Omar will go to Miami with Ozzie. And Ozzie will okay visquel over players like infante and Hanley because Ozzie likes visquel also watch out for dewayne wise again

3 years 10 months ago

Don’t forget Kotsay too.

KEK
3 years 10 months ago

He is on the Brewers

Jerze
3 years 10 months ago

hey hey..wise is good. good defsnse and…uh…good defense.

KEK
3 years 10 months ago

Also, no longer on the White Sox

KEK
3 years 10 months ago

Vizquel… Its Vizquel

klassic
3 years 10 months ago

So we get their 4th and 5th best prospects?  That means they immediately become #1 and #2 in the White Sox system.

sf55forlife
3 years 10 months ago

Well that’s the preseason ranking. Neither of those guys would be in the top 10 now. 

rsanchez1
3 years 10 months ago

The Rays were a terrible team when they traded for a manager. The Marlins right now are a terrible team and they traded for a manager. Doesn’t make sense…

Steve Buller
3 years 10 months ago

Terrible team?  No, they’re a team that just hit a long skid of bad luck.  They’re young and will be a contender next season… as they should’ve been a contender this year.

3 years 10 months ago

I mean they’ll contend but still won’t get a playoff spot honestly lol unless they start spending on some actual free agents I don’t see them getting much done for a while especially in the NL East where you have 3 teams in the Mets , Braves and Phillies who are willing to build and spend the money necessary to win at all costs (hell you could even throw the Nationals in it too cause there actually willing to spend now it seems as well).

Steven Chuob
3 years 10 months ago

Today is NOT April 1st..

padresfuture
3 years 10 months ago

I am scratching my head on this one. Aren’t the Marlins the same team that is not happy about Logan Morrison and his tweeting and outspokeness? Now they want Guillen? I give him 1 and half years tops.

3 years 10 months ago

They could understand LoMo’s tweets though.  He needs to tweet in code, a foreign language, or broken English (or just pure insanity) like Ozzie so they wonder what the heck he’s talking about.

soxluv
3 years 10 months ago

Suprising that they got ranked prospects for the manager

MadmanTX
3 years 10 months ago

Oops…I heard that the Commish is calling this deal off: Ozzie didn’t pass the “physical” (mental exam).

Steve Buller
3 years 10 months ago

It also doesn’t help when one of the top offensive SS’s in the game was inconsistent and plagued by injury.  It really doesn’t help when one of the top pitchers in the game only gets a month or two of action…  Terrible team?  No… just bad luck.

KEK
3 years 10 months ago

I agree, that they have some young talent, but no season is lost due to only “bad luck”. Potential doesn’t mean anything if it is not realized. It is going to be interesting to see how Ozzie handles all these young guys after managing the White Sox which value veterans more than almost every other team in the MLB

tdot32
3 years 9 months ago

if two individual players are the difference between an above average season and a below average season, it’s not really a great team.