FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox completed their end of the deal that sent Theo Epstein to the Cubs, with pitcher Chris Carpenter coming back to the Sox, dealing 19-year-old first baseman Jair Bogaerts to Chicago. Bogaerts is the twin brother of one of the top prospects in the Red Sox farm system, Xander Bogaerts.
The right-handed hitting Bogaerts was signed by the Red Sox on Aug. 23, 2099 as an international free agent, earning a $180,000 signing bonus. Playing in the Dominican Sumer League in 2011, the 6-foot-2, 230-pounder hit .288 with a .791 OPS to go along with two home runs.
The Red Sox received pitcher Aaron Kurcz on March 15 as a player to be named later in the deal.
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