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AL Trade Deadline Update: Angels Land Victorino From Red Sox

The veteran outfielder could help the Angels playoff pursuit.

 

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The Los Angeles Angels added outfield depth as they landed Shane Victorino from the Boston Red Sox, who will also pay the remaining money on Victorino’s contract.  The Angels sent Triple-A shortstop Josh Rutledge to the Red Sox to complete the trade.

According to MLB.com, in his final season before free agency, Victorino is making $13 million, and the Red Sox will be responsible for $3.8 million of the remaining $4.9 million with the Angels only responsible for a bit more than a million.

Victorino has been with the Red Sox for the past three seasons, but in 2014 he only played in 30 games due to injuries and the same can be said for this season as he missed almost three weeks earlier in the year, with a right hamstring strain, then after returning on May 11, he went back on the DL with a left calf strain, after playing in just eight games. He returned to action on July 4th.

Since his return to the line-up, the outfielder appeared in 12 games and batted .230 (9 for 39).

Rutledge was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 3rd round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft and made his major league debut on July 13, 2014 and in his first game he was 2 for 2, with a double, walk and drove in two runs. He remained on the major league roster for three seasons and combined he batted .259, 19 home runs, and 89 RBIs.

In the winter of 2014, the Rockies traded him to the Angels for Jairo Díaz. This season, Rutledge played most of the season with Triple-A Salt Lake Bees and batted .274, with five home runs and 32 RBIs.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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