BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox acquired third baseman Danny Valencia from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league outfielder Jeremias Pineda. Valencia has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.
The deal was announced during Sunday’s Red Sox-Twins game at Fenway Park.
Valencia, 27, is 25-for-126 (.198) this season with six doubles, one triple, two homers, 17 RBI and 13 runs scored in 34 games.
Pineda, 21, has gone 56-for-133 (.421) with nine doubles, three triples, 22 RBI, 20 runs, five walks and 14 stolen bases in 36 games this season for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox.