Boston Red Sox Get Ian Kinsler from Los Angeles Angels, Replaces Injured Dustin Pedroia
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night, replacing the injured Dustin Pedroia at second base even as the AL East leaders distance themselves from the New York Yankees — and the rest of baseball, too.
Boston will send Triple-A pitchers Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez to Los Angeles, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said in the Red Sox clubhouse after they beat Philadelphia 2-1 in 13 innings. The Angels and Red Sox will in effect split the remaining $3,666,667 on Kinsler's $11 million contract that expires at the end of the season, with Los Angeles paying Boston $1,833,333.
Angels general manager Billy Eppler said he spoke with Kinsler and thanked him for his time with the team.
A four-time All-Star, Kinsler is the third recent acquisition for the Red Sox as Tuesday's trading deadline approaches. Dombrowski also brought in Steve Pearce a month ago and last week acquired starter Nathan Eovaldi, who earned a victory Sunday in his first start for Boston.
Kinsler, 36, is batting .239 with 13 homers and 32 RBIs for the Angels this season. Dombrowski said he expects Kinsler to be the regular second baseman, moving Brock Holt and Eduardo Nunez back into utility roles once third baseman Rafael Devers comes off the disabled list.
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