Sunday, February 14, 2016

Donald: Deal was 'a shock'

Jason Donald, Lou Marson and Carlos Carrasco did not have to go far to join their new team.

Donald: Deal was 'a shock'


Jason Donald, Lou Marson and Carlos Carrasco did not have to go far to join their new team.

The trio moved from the home clubhouse to the visitors clubhouse at CocaCola Park in Allentown tonight when they were traded from the Phillies to the Indians yesterday in the Cliff Lee deal. The Clippers are in town for a series against the IronPigs.

The three prospects along with Class A pitcher Jason Knapp were sent to Cleveland for Lee and outfielder Ben Francisco.

"The deal really came as a shock to me," Donald told the Daily News before the game. "You hear different things, but it's funny that you never want to believe it until it happens."

Carrasco pointed to a trade just being part of the game:  "It's business and something I have to get used to."

Marson politely declined to speak to reporters before the game.

Donald was in the Columbus lineup and hitting eighth, Marson was batting ninth. Carrasco was scratched from his scheduled start for the IronPigs yesterday. It had not been determined when he would pitch for Columbus.

More to come ...

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