CLEVELAND (AP) — The AL East-leading Boston Red Sox have boosted their outfield depth by acquiring speedy Rajai Davis from the Oakland Athletics for a minor league outfielder.
The Red Sox sent 18-year-old Rafael Rincones to the last-place A’s on Wednesday. Hours earlier, Boston put center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. on the 10-day disabled list because of a sprained left thumb.
Davis is expected to join the Red Sox in Cleveland on Thursday for a game between division leaders. He hit .233 with 26 stolen bases, five home runs and 18 RBIs in 100 games with Oakland this season.
The 36-year-old Davis is in his 12th big league season. He led the American League with 43 steals last year for Cleveland, and also hit a big home run in Game 7 of the World Series off Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman.
Davis also has played for Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Toronto and Detroit. He didn’t play Wednesday in Oakland’s 8-7 loss in 12 innings at Baltimore.
The Red Sox designated outfielder outfielder Steve Selsky for assignment.
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