September 26th, 2008
New Jersey receives:
RF Gregory Arnold (26, ML) - $8.4
SS Kien-lung Hsiao (22, AAA) - minor league contract
MR José Martínez (21, AAA) - minor league contract
Arnold played well in 5 games with New Jersey before the '08 regular season ended. He was retained after the season and since then has signed a 5-year deal with Gloucester worth $53,560,000. An '09 All-Star, Arnold is one of the game's great players. He plays his outfield position well and is dangerous with the bat.
Hsiao was traded to London early in the '09 season (5/17/09). Named the #81 prospect in PEBA (1/29/09), Hsiao has played well since his big league callup with London in '09. Average with the glove, his strength lies in his ability to make contact and drive the ball in the gap.
Martínez has pitched decently at Kalamazoo's AAA affiliate in '09. He may develop into a big league reliever but he rates as an average talent.