99560499 1 e1278037862818 Astros trade C Cash to Red Sox for INF Sanchez

(Getty Images)

The banged-up Boston Red Sox have acquired catcher Kevin Cash from the Houston Astros for infielder Angel Sanchez.

The 32-year-old Cash played for the Red Sox in 2007 and 2008. He’ll give the Red Sox depth behind the plate after they put All-Star catcher Victor Martinez on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a broken left thumb.

Cash hit .204 with two home runs and four RBIs for Houston. The Astros designated him for assignment on June 22 and no team made a move to get him.

Sanchez played in one game for Boston. He hit .274 for Triple-A Pawtucket. The Astros recently lost rookie shortstop Tommy Manzanella for six weeks because of a finger injury.

Houston also designated Triple-A Round Rock infielder Yordany Ramirez for assignment.

© 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s