Sunday, April 3, 2016
One-Card Wonder Pt. 26: Guillermo Mota
Mota was part of the trade that brought Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell to Boston in exchange for Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez, and a couple of other minor leaguers. Mota was expected to step into the bullpen for the Red Sox, an area of weakness in 2005. But before Spring Training even started, Boston was in need of a center fielder after Johnny Damon defected to the Yankees. So Mota, catcher Kelly Shoppach, and another player Boston acquired earlier in the offseason only to never appear in a Major League game with the Red Sox, Andy Marte, were all shipped off to Cleveland in exchange for Coco Crisp, Josh Bard, and David Riske.
And that was it for Guillermo Mota in Boston. Just over two months. Obviously this card is photoshopped as Mota never once appeared in a Red Sox uniform.