January 11, 2012 at 5:42 PM
As announced by the team on Twitter, the Red Sox have acquired infielder Brad Emaus from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Emaus, 25, was originally drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 18th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Emaus did not sign and enrolled at Tulane University, later being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 11th round of the 2007 amateur draft.
After showing promise and steady improvement during his four seasons in the Toronto system, Emaus was selected by the New York Mets in the first round of the Rule 5 draft after the 2010 season. The 6'0" right-handed hitter appeared in 14 games with the Mets, recording 6 hits and 1 RBI before being designated for assignment in mid-April. Emaus was eventually returned to the Blue Jays and subsequently traded to the Colorado organization. He spent the remainder of the 2011 season with Triple-A Colorado Springs, hitting .313/.389/.564 with 9 home runs and 28 RBI in 45 games. Over the course of a five year minor league career, Emaus has hit .280/.366/.439 while primarily playing second and third base.