December 29th, 2008
RF José Cortéz (26, ML)
Connecticut's 2nd round 2009 draft pick (compensated to Reno for Lorenzo Álvarez signing)
Connecticut's 3rd round 2009 draft pick (traded to Omaha in Jacques Fillion deal)
Cortéz was traded to New Orleans midway through the season (7/12/09). Prior to the trade, he hit .267 with 11 homeruns and 34 RBIs with Connecticut in 65 games. A former All-Star, Cortéz is a good RBI man. His numbers have slightly declined since '07 but he still remains a productive force in any batting lineup.