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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 22:53

Red Sox Part Ways With Travis Shaw, Acquire Tyler Thornburg

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Red Sox Part Ways With Travis Shaw, Acquire Tyler Thornburg Milwaukee.locals.baseballprospectus.com

The Red Sox acquire RHP Tyler Thornburg to assume thier 8th inning set up role.

On the first day of winter meetings, Dave Dombrowski and the Boston Red Sox had made their first move. And that move was acquiring their newest 8th inning set up man, Tyler Thornburg.

Thornburg was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers earlier today for Red Sox infielder Travis Shaw along with infield prospect Mauricio Dubon and Single-A pitcher, Josh Pennington.

Thornburg is a 28-year-old righty who hurls absolute heat. Last season with Milwaukee, the 28 year old finished the season posting a 2.15 ERA accompanied by 13 saves through 67 innings pitched.

Thornburg’s role with his former team last season was altered at the trade deadline when they had sent their then closer Jeremy Jeffress to the Texas Rangers making him the replacement.

With the likelihood of Boston bringing back the beloved Koji Uehara being slim to none, Thornburg will assume his role as the 8th inning set up man. His use will also be valuable on nights where Red Sox current closer, Craig Kimbrel, would not be able to enter the game.

Overall, I like this move. It was a good way to get the winter meetings going. Dombrowski tends to lay out what he wants, and gets it. 


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Nick Quaglia

Nick is a contributer to the CLNS Red Sox beat team. He is a opinion piece writer who also breaks down games as well as previewing them. You can hear him fill in for some of the CLNS Red Sox Beat Podcasts when needed. 

Nick also owns and operates his own sports blog called CouchGuySports.com where he and a collection of other writers discuss all of the hottest news in sports from Chicago, Boston and New York. 

Previously, he was an intern for WEEI Sports Radio Network's, "The Dale & Holley Show featuring Jerry Thornton". Here, he also was and still is one of the cohosts for WEEI.com's "Teeing Off" golf podcast. 

Sports radio has been apart of Nick's life for the past four years as he has cohosted WDJM 91.3 FM Ram Radio's, "The Sports Huddle" as well as "Draft Day". 

He is a recent, 2016 graduate from Framingham State University with a degree in Communication Arts. 

Nick's a big time Sox fan and passionate for the team. Let's go Sox!

Check him out on Twitter @NickQuag!