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Sat, 04/24/2010 - 4:32pm  

Red Sox trade for Van Every, demote Reddick

The Red Sox have traded for outfielder Jonathan Van Every, who was playing with Pittsburgh's Triple A affiliate in Indianapolis. The Pirates will receive a player to be named later. To make room on the 25-man roster the Sox sent outfielder Josh Reddick to Triple A Pawtucket. The Red Sox also designated minor league pitcher Santo Luis for assignment. 

 

The 30-year-old Van Every, who does have one option remaining, was hitting .314 with two homers with Indianapolis. He received word of the deal while in Indy at midnight Friday night. The outfielder spent parts of two seasons in 2008-09 with the Red Sox, going 4-for-11 with a triple, homer and eight RBI in 18 major league games with Boston.

 

Red Sox manager Terry Francona emphasized the importance of giving Reddick an opportunity to play more. The 23-year-old had made two starts in center field for the Sox, going 1-for-6.

 

For more read the Full Count Blog.

 

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