Ramon Castro was the odd-man out.
Castro was traded to the Chicago White Sox for right-handed reliever Lance Broadway.
Broadway has appeared in 19 games for the White Sox over three seasons, posting a 4.69 ERA. Broadway has pitched in 8 games in 2009 and has an ERA of 5.06.
Broadway, a great name for New York, will be sent to Triple-A Buffalo.
The Mets will activate Brian Schneider for tomorrow’s afternoon game and will retain Omir Santos on the major league roster.
Update – 7:05 a.m.: Via Adam Rubin:
The Mets will pay the White Sox roughly $1.4 million, according to a source, the prorated portion of the difference between what remains on Castro’s $2.5 million deal and Broadway’s $402,500 salary at the major-league level.
Omar Minaya on the trade:
“When Omir Santos plays the way he has, we have to keep him around.”
“We possibly were going with three catchers.”
“Broadway was a No. 1 pick in 2005…We will send Lance to Buffalo, as a starter.”
“Ramon was grateful for the opportunity here.”
I knew I remembered this name from somewhere, but couldn’t put my finger on it. My roommate, Andrew Fletcher of Scott Proctor’s Arm, re-posted photos from his trip to Yankee Stadium last year.
Interesting, to say the least.