Boston Red Sox trade OF Shane Victorino to Los Angeles Angels

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Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino. UPI/Kevin Dietsch | License Photo

The Boston Red Sox traded injury-plagued outfielder Shane Victorino and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for minor-league infielder Josh Rutledge, the Red Sox announced Monday.

To fill Victorino's spot on the 25-man roster, Boston recalled outfielder Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket. Castillo was scheduled to start Monday night at Fenway Park against the Chicago White Sox.


Victorino, 34, hit .245 with one homer and four RBIs in just 33 games for the Red Sox this season. He has spent much of the season on the disabled list, first because of a hamstring injury and later with a calf problem.

Victorino was limited to 30 games last season because of hamstring and back problems.

Rutledge, 26, played with the Colorado Rockies from 2012 to 2014. He hit .265 in 105 games last year.

He began the 2015 season on the Angels' Triple-A Salt Lake roster and has hit .274 with five homers and 32 RBIs for the Bees.

Castillo, 28, has made 26 appearances for the Red Sox this season, hitting .230 with one home run.

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