BOSTON (AP) _ The Boston Red Sox acquired right-hander Rubby De
La Rosa and first baseman-outfielder Jerry Sands from the Los
Angeles Dodgers on Thursday to complete the teams’ Aug. 25
The deal sent righty Josh Beckett, outfielder Carl Crawford,
first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and infielder Nick Punto to the
Dodgers in exchange for first baseman James Loney, infielder Ivan
De Jesus Jr. and right-handed pitcher Allen Webster. The deal saved
the Red Sox more than $250 million in future payroll.
De La Rosa and Sands were widely reported as players to be
named, but they could not be transferred at the time.
To make room on the 40-man roster, catcher Guillermo Quiroz was
designated for assignment.
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