Red Sox deal Anderson to Indians

July, 31, 2012
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In a second deal just before Thursday's trade deadline, the Red Sox sent first baseman Lars Anderson to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for 27-year-old knuckleballer Steven Wright. The team assigned Wright, who was profiled HERE by ESPN New York's Adam Rubin, to Double-A Portland.

Wright is 9-6 with a with a 2.49 ERA in 20 starts for Double-A Akron this season. He has 101 strikeouts and 62 walks in 115 2 /3 innings. He has held opponents to a .207 batting average, which ranks first in the Eastern League, and has given up one run or fewer in 14 of his 20 starts.

The 24-year-old Anderson did not appear to have much of a future with the Red Sox, who attempted to trade him at the deadline last season as well. The Sox are set at the first base position for a while, as Adrian Gonzalez is under contract through 2018.

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