When the Nationals decided to sell before the trade deadline, general manager Mike Rizzo did not give up halfway. The first blockbuster hit was an agreement to send starter Max Scherzer and shortstop Trea Turner to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Then on Thursday night, as the deal deadline drew closer, Rizzo made two more deals. Washington announced that left fielder Kyle Schwab will head to the Boston Red Sox.Rescuer Daniel Hudson will first be traded to the San Diego Padres in the trade Report Written by Robert Murray of FanSided.
In exchange for Schwab, Washington will receive right-hander Aldo Ramirez from Boston. The 20-year-old has an ERA of 2.03 in eight low-A Salem starts. According to MLB Pipeline data, he pitched 14 consecutive innings of baseball without scoring, and he was named the Red Sox’s No. 19 prospect.
In the three minor league seasons, Ramirez has a self-blame rate of 2.72, 112 strikeouts and 27 walks in 27 games, of which 26 are starts.
Schwab was one of the national team’s hottest hitters before straining a hamstring. Before his injury in early July, he hit 16 homers in 18 games, but he has been working hard to recover. In the American League team, he may be the main candidate for the designated batsman.
The Padres are receiving Washington’s best late rescue, and the Nationals have moved Bradhand closer to the Toronto Blue Jays earlier Thursday. Hudson has a SR of 2.20 in 32 2/3 innings this year, mainly due to high leverage.
according to For Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post, the Nationals are receiving right-hander Mason Thompson and shortstop Jordan Barley, who returned from San Diego. Thompson is listed as the No. 9 prospect for the Padres, and his ERA is 5.74 this season. Damai played for San Diego’s Low-A subsidiary and he hit 0.240 with eight home runs.
Hudson is currently on the list of COVID-19 injuries.
The Nationals may not be finished yet, and utility man Josh Harrison and receiver Young Gomez may move before the 4 pm deadline on Friday.