Baseball

Former Gator Josh Tobias traded to Boston Red Sox organization

The Philadelphia Phillies have made a trade with the Boston Red Sox that includes a prospect that excelled with the Florida Gators. 

The Red Sox acquired Phillies prospect Josh Tobias for veteran pitcher Clay Buchholz

Tobias is a 2015 UF graduate who was drafted by the Phillies in the 10th round. Tobias hit .291 with 9 home runs and 69 RBI’s in multiple Single-A stops in 2016. 

Tobias finished his four year career at Florida with a .301 average and 11 home runs. In 2015, Tobias led the Gators with a .355 batting average. 

Tobias was moved from third base to second base after becoming a professional and is expected to move to Double-A ball this season. 

Clay Buchholz went 8-10 for Boston last season with a 4.78 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 139.1 innings. 

(Stats from this article were found on MILB.com and MLB.com)

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