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Red Sox trade for Kotsay

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 27, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This from the AP:

The Boston Red Sox have outfield depth after completing a trade with the Atlanta Braves for center fielder Mark Kotsay.

The Red Sox, in a tight pennant race, acquired Kotsay on Wednesday, only one day after placing J.D. Drew on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

The 32-year-old Kotsay hit .289 with six home runs and 37 runs batted in 88 games with the Braves. The Braves acquired minor-league outfielder Luis Sumoza in the deal.

The 20-year-old Sumoza hit .301 in 51 games for Class A Lowell of the New York-Penn League this season.

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