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Red Sox Trade Outfielder Shane Victorino to Angels

Infielder Josh Rutledge will be joining the Red Sox as part of the trade.



    Red Sox Trade Outfielder Shane Victorino to Angels
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    SEATTLE, WA - MAY 14: Shane Victorino #18 of the Boston Red Sox homers against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 14, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

    The Boston Red Sox have traded veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge, the team announced Monday evening.

    Victorino, 34, hit .245 with two doubles, one homer, four RBI and five stolen bases in 33 games this season. His playing time was limited due to two separate stints on the disabled list.

    As a result of the trade, the Red Sox recalled outfielder Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket to replace Victorino on the 25-man roster.

    Over the course of Victorino's career in Boston, the veteran helped the 2013 club capture a World Series championship. He batted in 12 runs in 14 games that postseason, also earning his fourth career Gold Glove Award.

    Rutledge, 26, will make his way to Boston in exchange for Victorino. Rutledge was a member of the Angels' Triple-A affiliate Salt Lake. He posted a .274 average with five homers and 32 RBI in 310 plate appearances before the trade. He has experience playing shortstop and second base.

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