YOAN AYBAR ADDED BY THE ROCKIES
The Colorado Rockies acquired pitcher Yoan Aybar from the Boston Red Sox for infielder Christian Koss.
What does it give the Colorado Rockies
In Aybar, the Rockies add a left-handed pitcher who throws very hard. He is still somewhat raw, since he converted from outfielder to pitcher only a few short years ago. He will likely compete for a job out of the Colorado bullpen in spring training.
What does it give the Boston Red Sox
Since the Red Sox had already added Aybar to their 40-man roster, this trade helps them create a spot for some other prospect (or a free agent). In Koss, Boston adds an infield prospect with a good bat. He is still a few years away from competing for a job in MLB.
Aybar has some appeal in deep keeper leagues because he throws flames when he pitches. However, he should only be a late-round consideration for now. Keep an eye on how he progresses in spring training.