Flacco coming to Boston: Red Sox trade for quarterback’s brother
|03.15.13 at 7:11 pm ET|
FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Flacco family will have a chance to make amends with Boston sports fans.
Friday, the Red Sox traded for Mike Flacco, the brother of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, giving up either cash considerations or a player to be named later.
An infielder, the 26-year-old Flacco played primarily at Single-A Frederick last season, and was expected to compete for the starting first base job at Double-A Bowie in the coming season. With Frederick he hit .218 in 103 games, hitting eight home runs and finishing with a .626 OPS. In four professional seasons, the former 31st-round pick hit a combined .216 with a .613 OPS.
“Mike had a few years with us and the Red Sox had some interest,” Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told the Baltimore Sun regarding the 6-foot-6 Flacco. “And we thought this would be a better opportunity for him. We talk to clubs every day to see if we have a match, and on this one we had a match”
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