Maine not included in Sosa trade

When I heard Sosa was going to the O’s for Hairston Jr. and two minor-leaguers, I thought for sure Maine would be part of the trade. Not so, though, according to this article. That’s good for Maine, because it would be harder to crack the Chicago rotation right now.

[b]Sources close to the negotiations said that the two minor leaguers headed to Chicago are second baseman Mike Fontenot and pitcher Dave Crouthers, two highly regarded prospects in the Orioles' farm system. [/b]

Sosa trade story from MLB.com