Best of Luck Joe
Monday, March 20, 2006, 9:22 am
Joe Borchard Traded
The White Sox traded outfielder Joe Borchard to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for left-handed pitcher Matt Thornton this morning.
Borchard was told before he climbed on the 7:15 am bus for Surprise, Ariz., where the Sox play the Royals at 1:05 pm.
With his wife and dog waiting in his truck outside, Joe cleared out his locker, said goodbye to clubhouse staff and minor league coaches.
I wished him the best of luck and said we would see him down the line (like next week in Peoria, Ariz.)
Borchard, who was out of options and was a former first-round pick by the Sox, was traded for a fellow first round pick. Thornton was selected 22nd overall by the Mariners in 1998.
He gives the Sox yet another left-handed option over the spring’s final two weeks.