Outfield prospect Todd Glaesmann, named the Rays 2012 minor league player of the year, was the only player sent to the Diamondbacks to complete the Ryan Hanigan trade.
|Arizona||Heath Bell||Todd Glaesmann|
|David Holmberg||Justin Choate|
|Cincinnati||Ryan Hanigan||David Holmberg|
|Tampa Bay||Todd Glaesmann||Ryan Hanigan|
|Justin Choate||Heath Bell|
At the time, Glaesmann was listed as a PTBNL due to the Rule 5 draft, but prior to the announcement, Diamonbacks GM Kevin Towers expressed his excitement for the mystery prospect:
"I would say the player to be named later is someone we value as a prospect," Towers said. "Of course, we can't announce who that is yet. That's not taking anything away from Choate. But I'd say probably the key player in the deal, with the players from Tampa Bay, will be the player to be named later."
Now it would seem the Diamonbacks did not recieve exactly what they thought they would:
#Diamondbacks place RF Todd Glaesmann on voluntarily retired list. The ’09 3rd-rounder was part of offseason 3-team deal with #Reds & #Rays— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) February 28, 2014
When I talked to Glaesmann a month ago, he was excited about going to Diamondbacks.— Stacy Long (@AStacyLong) February 28, 2014
We will update if any news is available. This is quite surprising and unfortunate.
Source confirms #DBacks minor league OF Todd Glaesmann is retiring. 23-year old was key piece in ARZ-TB-CIN three-way deal this winter.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 28, 2014
According to one D'Backs beat writier, Glaesmann confirms he is retiring.
Dbacks Glaesmann on retiring: "Although the decision was not easy it was best move for me. The passion for the game was not there anymore."— Jack Magruder (@JackMagruder) February 28, 2014