April 20, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Graham Godfrey (45) pitches the ball against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

A’s Send Godfrey to Red Sox


The Oakland A’s have sent RHP Graham Godfrey to the Boston Red Sox as the “player-to-be-named-later” in the Sandy Rosario-trade.

Godfrey was 0-4 with a 6.43 ERA in five games last season with the Athletics. He has pitched 46 innings over two seasons with Oakland. With Triple A Sacramento in 2012, Godfrey was phenomenal, going 9-2 with a 3.29 ERA. However, with the surplus of young pitching talent that the A’s already have in the majors, it seemed unlikely that he would have cracked the opening day roster anyways in 2013. Godfrey has been assigned to the Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston’s Triple A affiliate.

The A’s designated Rosario for assignment two days after acquiring him from the Red Sox, which should leave you wondering why they traded for him in the first place. Godfrey appears to be a nice young player who has excelled in the minors, and could one day be a quality starting pitcher in the big leagues.

With the Winter Meetings ending in Nashville, the A’s are still searching for a starting shortstop. Stay tuned to Golden Gate Sports for all your A’s coverage.

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