Sepetember 2nd, 2008
3B José Montaño (21, AAA) - minor league contract
New Jersey receives:
CF Claudio Córdova (27, ML) - $3.7
Córdova played well for New Jersey in September of '08 after the trade. He batted .344 with 3 homeruns and 18 RBIs in 26 games. He was not retained by New Jersey in the offseason. He has since signed a 5-year deal worth $25,810,00 with New Orleans (3/18/09). An excellent righfielder, he rates as a solid but not spectacular all-around offensive player .
Montaño has played well for Connecticut's AA affiliate in '09. An average talent all-around, Montaño projects as a future big league bench player at best.