The Red Sox have traded Matt Albers and Scott Podsednik for lefthanded pitcher Craig Breslow. The details of the deal were reported by Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer for FOXSportsArizona.com, Jack Magruder. Globe national baseball reporter Nick Cafardo reported earlier the Red Sox were close to acquiring Breslow.
— Jack Magruder (@JackMagruder) July 31, 2012
#Dbacks source confirms Breslow to Boston. Angels also were looking at Breslow, need lefty.
The reliever has pitched in 40 games and has a 2.70 ERA. He's averaging almost a strikeout per inning.
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