The Boston Red Sox have traded Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Angels, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. Boston will receive infielder Josh Rutledge in return and will send cash to the Angels.
The 34-year-old Victorino is hitting a slash of .245/.324/.298 with one homer and four RBIs in 106 plate appearances this season. The former Gold Glove winning All-Star has not been the same player that he was during his the great stretch he had with the Phillies, but he’s still an experienced player to have coming off the bench.
Rutledge, 26, has yet to play in the majors this season. He has a career slash of .259/.323/.405 with 19 homers and 89 RBIs in 947 plate appearances for the Colorado Rockies from 2012 to 2014. The infielder is hitting .286/.336/.432 with six homers and 34 RBIs in 351 plate appearances in Rookie ball and Triple-A this season.
Industry source says Angels close to acquiring Shane Victorino.
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 27, 2015
Today the #Angels have acquired OF Shane Victorino and cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for INF Josh Rutledge.
— Angels (@Angels) July 27, 2015