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Greatest. Trade. Ever.

Posted at 10:44 AM on July 31, 2006 by Ben Tesch (6 Comments)

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.


Comments (6)

First Milton, now Lohse. Thank you, Cincinnati! Love the deal. Love it!

Posted by Ben Tesch | July 31, 2006 10:46 AM


ha, ha. cinci!

Posted by worm2 | July 31, 2006 11:38 AM


22 is pretty old to still be in A ball, I assume the beauty of the deal is the salary dump.

Posted by Bob Collins | July 31, 2006 11:42 AM


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.

Posted by twayn | July 31, 2006 12:06 PM


isn't lohse a little homer-prone for great american?

ward was just drafted last year. where should he be? AA?

Posted by ryan | July 31, 2006 12:07 PM


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.

Posted by matt | August 1, 2006 10:49 AM


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