The Red Sox and Mariners finished their Bill Hall-Casey Kotchman trade today. The Red Sox received pitcher Miguel Celestino to finalize the deal:
Celestino, 20, went 5-3 with a 4.73 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) for the Rookie-level Peoria Mariners of the Arizona League in 2009, his first professional season in the United States. He tossed at least five innings in 10 of his 13 appearances and had a 13-inning scoreless streak from Aug. 11-16. He pitched in the Dominican Summer League from 2007-08 and was originally signed by Seattle as an international free agent on Dec. 16, 2006.
Celestino is a raw prospect, so who really knows what he'll do for the Red Sox? All in all it seems like a solid trade as Hall fits the Red Sox team a lot better than Kotchman would have.