Brendan Donnelly is headed to Boston in exchange for Phil Seibel, who has pitched just 3 2/3 innings in the majors and that was in 2004. Seibel was injured in 2005 and rehabbed in the minors last season.
Donnelly was the winning pitcher in the AL in the 2003 All-Star Game. Donnelly also sealed my everlasting enmity toward Frank Robinson.
In 2005, Robinson told the umpires to check Donnelly's glove and pine tar was found and was Donnelly was duly ejected. However, Robinson and Angels manager Mike Scioscia then got into a screaming match almost looked like they were going to come to blows, which would have been kind of funny. Meanwhile, in the Washington dugout, exiled Angel Jose Guillen yelled obscenities at his former teammates in a variety of languages.
Donnelly was suspended (again rightfully so) and so were Robinson and Scioscia for their onfield behavior. Robinson appealled to the Commissioner's office that he didn't deserve to be suspended essentially because "the other guy started it." You would think a man of Robinson's age wouldn't stoop to an excuse that doesn't wash when you're seven years old.
(For those still paying attention, the Red Sox also signed J.C. Romero as a free agent.)