Trade for a manager? It's happened five times before

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Trade for a manager? It's happened five times before

How rare is it for a team to trade for a new manager?
The Red Sox-Blue Jays "swap" of Mike Aviles for John Farrell (with David Carpenter thrown in to make it all legal) is the sixth time its happened in baseball history. The other five:
In September, 2011, the Marlins acquired manager Ozzie Guillen and right-hander Ricardo Andres from the White Sox for right-hander Jhan Marinez and infielder Ozzie Martinez.
In October, 2002, the Rays acquired manager Lou Piniella and infielder Antonio Perez from the Mariners for outfielder Randy Winn.
In November, 1976, the Pirates acquired Chuck Tanner and cash from the A'd for catcher Manny Sanguillen. (Player-for-non-player swaps were not against MLB rules then.)
In November, 1967, the Mets acquired manager Gil Hodges from the Senators for right-hander Bill Denehy and cash.
And during the 1960 season, the Tigers and Indians actually traded managers. Cleveland sent Joe Gordon to Detroit for Jimmy Dykes.

Red Sox rally for 8-7 spring training victory over Twins

Red Sox rally for 8-7 spring training victory over Twins

Brian Bogusevic's RBI single in the eighth inning gave the Red Sox a come-from-behind, 8-7, spring training victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday in Fort Myers, Fla.

Bogusevic, 32, an outfielder signed to a minor league deal this winter, played in Japan last season and hasn't been in the major leagues since 2015 with the Phillies.

Reliever Tyler Thornburg, acquired in the offseason trade that sent Travis Shaw to the Milwaukee Brewers, had a rough outing in his Red Sox debut. He allowed five runs (four earned), four hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning as the Red Sox fell behind 7-3 by the fourth inning.

Left-hander Roenis Elias started for Boston and allowed a first-inning home run to Byungho Park. He struck out three in two innings.

Mookie Betts went 2-for-3 with a double and first base prospect Sam Travis, hitting .500 this spring, tied it at 7 with an RBI double in the sixth.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said earlier Saturday that Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to make his first start on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays in Fort Myers and Chris Sale will make his first start March 6 against the Houston Astros in West Palm Beach. Rodriguez injured his knee in winter ball in Venezuela and threw his first batting practice session on Saturday.

The Red Sox next travel to Port Charlotte to play the Rays Sunday at 1:05 p.m. 


 

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Biggest Red Sox busts in recent memory

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