Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Player To Be Named Later in the Scott Kazmir deal will either be catcher Bobby Wilson or infielder Sean Rodriguez. Rosenthal adds that Wilson is the more likely player.
Two Angels prospects with major-league experience — Class AAA catcher Bobby Wilson and infielder Sean Rodriguez — are candidates to be the player to be named in the Scott Kazmir trade, major-league sources say…Of the two, Wilson, 26, is more likely to be moved, sources say. He also would fill a greater need for the Rays.
Rosenthal also adds that the Rays are likely to decline Aki Iwamura’s 2010 option. It is unclear if that is based on insider information or just his speculation.
Wilson was a 48th round pick in 2002. he has appeared in 9 big league games with the Angels over the past two seasons. He is hitting .271/.319/.399 in 96 triple-A games this season. Rodriguez has played 71 games with the Angels over the past two seasons hitting .201/.276/.333. in 102 triple-A games this season, Rodriguez is hitting .301/.402/.622 with 29 home runs. He has primarily played second base but has experience third base, shortstop and the outfield.