Posted at 10:44 AM on July 31, 2006
by Ben Tesch
Twins acquire Minor League pitcher Zach Ward, send pitcher Kyle Lohse to the Cincinnati Reds
The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired minor league righthanded pitcher Zach Ward from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for righthanded pitcher Kyle Lohse.
Ward, 22, was 7-0, 2.29 ERA (114.0 ip, 29 er), allowing 74 hits with 37 walks and 95 strikeouts, with an opponents batting-average-against of .188 (74-393) in 20 games (18 starts) for Dayton (A, Midwest League) this season. His 2.29 ERA ranked fourth in the Midwest League.
First Milton, now Lohse. Thank you, Cincinnati! Love the deal. Love it!
ha, ha. cinci!
22 is pretty old to still be in A ball, I assume the beauty of the deal is the salary dump.
Ward played 3 or 4 years of college baseball, so being 22 in Single-A isn't really too old. And he was pretty dominant in A ball this year for Dayton.
isn't lohse a little homer-prone for great american?
ward was just drafted last year. where should he be? AA?
Yeah, I guess with Wayne Krivsky now being the GM in Cincy, deals with them could happen frequently. Too bad they so rarely have anything worth trading for.