Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Boston Red Sox Acquire Andrew Bailey from Oakland
free agency. Bailey, a first year arbitration eligible player, joins a contender and will most likely be a prime candidate for a long term extension should he pitch well in 2012. Former first-round pick Ryan Sweeney will assume a reserve outfielders role for the Red Sox next season. For Oakland, Josh Reddick will be under team control through the 2017 season and will most likely assume a starting outfield spot for the A's in 2012. Prospects Miles Head and Raul Alcantara will provide depth in the lower levels of oakland's farm system.