It’s a weird process when players are traded for cold hard cash in sports.
Those players’ livelihoods all of a sudden have a price value placed on them, and when a certain value isn’t agreed upon at the moment, they might even get traded for cash considerations.
Apparently one baseball player’s worth has a specific value, and it isn’t much to brag about — it’s one whole dollar.
The Texas Rangers gave away right-hander Ernesto Frieri to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday for $1.
Frieri signed with the Rangers as a minor league free agent on June 15.
The 32-year-old was 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA in six relief appearances for Texas, before getting assigned outright to Round Rock on July 7, where he went 0-1 with a 1.42 ERA in seven relief outings for the Triple-A club.
Seattle promptly assigned him to Triple-A Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League.
Tales of players getting traded for bags of potatoes or washing machines sounded pretty harsh, but at least those are worth more than a single buck.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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