Acquired INF-R Josh Rutledge from the Angels in exchange for OF-R Shane Victorino and cash considerations. [7/27]
An important part of the World Series–winning 2013 squad, Victorino had been rendered ineffective by injuries and made expendable in the last year of his three-year, $39 million deal with Boston. He’s played just 63 games since the start of 2014, hitting .258/.312/.346 between all-too-frequent stops on the disabled list. His star had fallen so much that the Red Sox sent $3.8 million along with him to the Angels to get back Josh Rutledge, a 26-year-old infielder without a true position who has been dealt twice in the last eight months.
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